Player Page

Eugene Amano | Center

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/1/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 300
College: Southeast Missouri State
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Titans released C Eugene Amano.
The writing has been on the wall for a couple of months. Amano, 31, missed all of last season with a torn triceps muscle. The nine-year veteran has started 68 games in his career, but he needed to be replaced. Amano was set to count over $6 million against the salary cap this year. The Titans are moving forward with Fernando Velasco and rookie Brian Schwenke at center. Thu, Jun 6, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

The Nashville Tennessean reiterates that the Titans are expected to release C Eugene Amano.

We're surprised it hasn't happened already, as the Tennessean has expected this since early March. Amano is due nearly $3.7 million in salary and has battled knee soreness this offseason while recovering from a torn triceps. Fernando Velasco proved a 2012 upgrade at center, and the Titans drafted Brian Schwenke.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 06:53:00 PM

The Nashville Tennessean expects the Titans to release C Eugene Amano.

One of the league's highest-paid centers, Amano missed all of last season with a torn right triceps. Fernando Velasco was better than Amano during the absence. Cutting Amano would clear $3.685 million in salary off the Titans' books.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 02:27:00 PM

Titans C Eugene Amano triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $3.685 million to $3.935 million.

Amano didn't play a single game in 2012 after tearing his triceps in early August. However, he did start 60 of a possible 64 games in the four years prior. Amano signed a five-year deal ahead of the 2011 season, but the Nashville Tennessean recently mentioned him as a candidate for release this offseason. The Titans can move on with Fernando Velasco at center.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 02:25:00 AM

Titans C Eugene Amano is a candidate for offseason release.

Amano is due a hefty $3.685 million salary in 2013 after missing the entire 2012 season with a torn right triceps and grading out as one of the worst centers in the league in 2011. With RG Leroy Harris an impending free agent and LG Steve Hutchinson considering retirement, GM Ruston Webster has said that solidifying the interior line is "probably the first priority."
Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Titans C Eugene Amano has been diagnosed with a torn right triceps, and is done for the season.

Amano has been the Titans' starting center since 2008, but the team opened his job to competition following a dismal 2011, where he graded out as Pro Football Focus' fourth worst center. Fernando Velasco, Kevin Matthews, and UDFA William Vlachos will now compete for the job, with Velasco as the favorite. The Titans may still explore a dried-up free agent market. Due a salary of $3.685 million in 2013, Amano has likely played his last snap with Tennessee.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 03:58:00 PM

Titans C Eugene Amano (knee surgery) has resumed practicing at this week's minicamp.

Amano is right on schedule after a pair of offseason surgeries, the second of which was never disclosed. Although he's facing competition from Fernando Velasco, Kevin Matthews, and rookie William Vlachos, Amano worked with the first-team offense on Tuesday.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 02:05:00 PM

The Titans have opened C Eugene Amano's starting job to competition.

Amano was one of the least effective centers in the NFL last season. While he's viewed as the "leader in the clubhouse," Amano will have to hold off Fernando Velasco, Kevin Matthews, and rookie William Vlachos. A veteran signing can't be ruled out, either. Matthews has been working with the first team while Amano rehabs knee and shoulder surgeries.
Fri, Jun 1, 2012 12:15:00 PM

The Titans expect C Eugene Amano back from his multiple offseason surgeries at June minicamp.

One of the surgeries was on Amano's knee. The other is undisclosed, though a shoulder injury ended Amano's 2011 season in early December. While Amano was one of the worst centers in football last year, it's fair to wonder if the injuries affected his performance. The Titans were high enough on Amano following the 2009 season to hand him a five-year, $26.247 million contract.
Fri, May 18, 2012 02:27:00 PM

The signing of OG Steve Hutchinson has not decreased the Titans' interest in free agent C Scott Wells, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Per the Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn, the Titans aren't "overly thrilled" with holdover Eugene Amano and would "easily release" him if they land Wells. Though he has three years left on his five-year, $26.25 contract, Amano has been one of the least effective centers in the NFL the past two years. Look for Wells, a Nashville native, to ultimately return home.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 11:14:00 AM

Titans C Eugene Amano, G/C Fernando Velasco, and CB Tommie Campbell are all coming off undisclosed offseason procedures.

There are no details on the surgeries. The Titans have considered moving Amano back to guard with Jake Scott set to exit via free agency, but they realize they should also be aiming higher on the interior. Amano could stake a fair claim to being the least effective pivot in the NFL last season.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 02:04:00 PM

Titans coach Mike Munchak confirmed that C Eugene Amano and LG Leroy Harris are "slated to start" again in 2011.

Plagued by a series of shoulder stingers, Amano was a disaster at center after moving in from right guard. Harris wasn't any better in his first season as a starter. The two were the primary culprits in the Titans' last-place finish in Pro Football Focus' run-blocking ratings. Munchak is hoping that a return to full health will solve the woes.
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 04:26:00 PM

Titans coach Mike Munchak said Saturday that C Eugene Amano will not need offseason surgery on his shoulder.

Amano suffered multiple stingers throughout the season and was ultimately put on injured reserve after Week 14. A flop after signing a five-year, $26.247 million contract last offseason, Amano isn't guaranteed the starting job in 2011 even if he proves to be 100 percent healthy.
Sat, Feb 19, 2011 01:35:00 PM

Titans placed C Eugene Amano on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

He only suffered a stinger, but it was his third this season. Fernando Velasco will take over. After signing a hefty contract in the offseason, Amano flopped in his first season as the Titans' starting center in a failed bid to replace Kevin Mawae. Amano struggled in both protection and run blocking. He'll be back next season, but the Titans may want to make Amano compete for the job, or consider moving him back to his natural guard spot.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 11:51:00 AM

Titans C Eugene Amano left Thursday's game in the fourth quarter with an apparent left shoulder injury.

It had the look of a "stinger," an injury which also knocked Amano out of the game two weeks ago. Backup Fernando Velasco has come on to replace him.
Thu, Dec 9, 2010 10:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Chandler Harnish
4Case Keenum
5Tim Tebow
6Curtis Painter
7John Skelton
8Mike Kafka
9David Carr
10Rex Grossman
11Vince Young
12Brady Quinn
13Kevin Kolb
14Jordan Palmer
15Tyler Thigpen
16Caleb Hanie
17Thad Lewis
18Ricky Stanzi
19Josh Portis
20Garrett Gilbert
21Keith Wenning
22Brad Sorensen
23Seth Lobato
24Logan Kilgore
25Jordan Rodgers
26Bryn Renner
27Brendon Kay
28Brett Smith
29James Franklin
30Jerrod Johnson
31Adam Weber
32Nate Enderle
33Chase Rettig
34Tommy Rees
35Brock Jensen
36Pat White
37Trent Edwards
38John Parker Wilson
39Nick Stephens
40G.J. Kinne
41Alex Tanney
42Tyler Wilson
43Ryan Katz
44Colby Cameron
45Kyle Padron
46James Vandenberg
47Mike Hermann
48Nathan Stanley
49Dalton Williams
50Matt Brown
51Caleb TerBush
52Tim Jenkins
53Dayne Crist
54Tajh Boyd
55Stephen Morris
56Collin Klein
57Rusty Smith
58Keith Price
59Alex Carder
60Kory Faulkner
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
7Ryan Torain
8Jalen Parmele
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Jamie Harper
11Chris Rainey
12Darrin Reaves
13Stephen Houston
14Terrance Ganaway
15Alvester Alexander
16Jeremy Stewart
17D.J. Harper
18Alex Green
19Zurlon Tipton
20Tim Cornett
21Evan Royster
22Phillip Tanner
23Brandon Saine
24Jewel Hampton
25Zach Brown
26Jeff Demps
27Spencer Ware
28Lance Ball
29Isaac Redman
30Dion Lewis
31Mikel Leshoure
32Ray Rice
33Delone Carter
34Javarris James
35Josh Vaughan
36Darren Evans
37Cierre Wood
38Stefphon Jefferson
39Michael Hill
40Ronnie Wingo
41Kendall Gaskins
42Deonte Williams
43Bradley Randle
44Quentin Hines
45De'Leon Eskridge
46Shaun Draughn
47Armond Smith
48Anthony Allen
49Damien Berry
50Richard Murphy
51William Powell
52David Fluellen
53Roy Finch
54Tim Flanders
55Jordan Lynch
56George Atkinson III
57Zach Bauman
58Terrance Cobb
59Dominique Williams
60Jordan Roberts
61Orwin Smith
62Tauren Poole
63Edwin Baker
64Derrick Strozier
65Demitrius Bronson
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Chris Pressley
8Brit Miller
9Kiero Small
10J.C. Copeland
11Chad Young
12Kadeem Jones
13Maurice Hagens
14Roosevelt Nix
15Quinn Johnson
16Harvey Unga
17Owen Marecic
18Shaun Chapas
19Dorson Boyce
20Eric Kettani
21Owen Schmitt
22Brian Leonard
23Greg Jones
24Evan Rodriguez
25Collin Mooney
26Braden Wilson
27Zach Boren
28Lonnie Pryor
29Jordan Campbell
30Ben Bartholomew
31Ina Liaina
32Toben Opurum
33Stephen Campbell
34James Baker
35Ryan D'Imperio
36Cameron White
37Alex Debniak
38Ryan Roberson
39Jonathan Amosa
40Rupert Bryan
41Devonte Campbell
42Michael Zordich
43Jourdan Brooks
44Emil Igwenagu
45Nate Eachus
46Jon Hoese
47Ben Guidugli
48Eddie Williams
49Karl Williams
50Chad Abram
51Nikita Whitlock
52Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Santonio Holmes
5Michael Preston
6Titus Young
7Darius Johnson
8Julian Talley
9Deonte Thompson
10Lamont Bryant
11Ryan Whalen
12Jamar Newsome
13Greg Childs
14Kevin Hardy
15Tim Benford
16Josh Bellamy
17LaRon Byrd
18Keenan Davis
19Kain Colter
20Erik Lora
21Taulib Ikharo
22Freddie Martino
23Terrence Toliver
24Richard Goodman
25Ben Obomanu
26Devery Henderson
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Johnathan Haggerty
29Matt Willis
30Lavelle Hawkins
31Brett Swain
32Chaz Schilens
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Robby Toma
37Carlin Isles
38Jonathan Krause
39Colin Lockett
40Will Murphy
41Javontee Herndon
42Donte Foster
43Travis Labhart
44Seth Roberts
45Chandler Jones
46Marcus Lucas
47Roy Roundtree
48Skye Dawson
49Chad Bumphis
50Marcus Jackson
51Derek Moye
52Kamar Jorden
53Nicholas Johnson
54Jordan White
55Chris Summers
56Emmanuel Arceneaux
57Kerry Taylor
58Jeremy Kelley
59Sederrick Cunningham
60Dan Buckner
61Zach Rogers
62Josh Lenz
63Mark Harrison
64Cole McKenzie
65Jamal Miles
66Rashad Evans
67Tyrone Goard
68Sam McGuffie
69T.J. Moe
70Jasper Collins
71Joseph Anderson
72Brandon Carswell
73Jeremy Ebert
74Bert Reed
75Terrell Sinkfield
76Jheranie Boyd
77Eric Rogers
78Erik Highsmith
79Chip Reeves
80Mike Davis
81Cody Hoffman
82Kadron Boone
83Torrence Allen
84Quintin Payton
85Wilson Van Hooser
86C.J. Goodwin
87Seantavius Jones
88Andrew Peacock
89Rashaad Carter
90Demetrius Fields
91Scott Pillar
92Kevin Smith
93Julius Pruitt
94Mardy Gilyard
95Jon Baldwin
96Chastin West
97LaQuan Williams
98Diondre Borel
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Donald Jones
8Clyde Gates
9Austin Pettis
10Kealoha Pilares
11Earl Bennett
12Jordan Shipley
13Jacoby Ford
14Mohamed Massaquoi
15Micheal Spurlock
16Steve Breaston
17Brandon Banks
18Raymond Radway
19Eric Page
20Brittan Golden
21Chris Givens
22Darius Hanks
23Da'Rick Rogers
24Aaron Mellette
25Robert Gill
26Donte' Stallworth
27Uzoma Nwachukwu
28Myles White
29Willie Snead
30Greg Hardin
31Eric Thomas
32Ryan Lankford
33L'Damian Washington
34Lacoltan Bester
35Nick Williams
36Charles Hawkins
37Alex Gillett
38Fred Williams
39Dominique Croom
40Emory Blake
41Jeremy Gallon
42Chris Matthews
43Michael Jenkins
44Chris Harper
45Brandon Collins
46Tray Session
47Lanear Sampson
48Alec Lemon
49Lamaar Thomas
50Martel Moore
51Nicholas Edwards
52David Douglas
53Dale Moss
54Jeff Fuller
55Isaiah Williams
56David Ball
57Devin Aromashodu
58David Reed
59Jarett Dillard
60Dezmon Briscoe
61Tim Toone
62Duke Calhoun
63Roberto Wallace
64Bobby Sewall
65Ronald Johnson
66Terrence Austin
67Early Doucet
68Deon Butler
69Darius Reynaud
70Tori Gurley
71Joe Adams
72Devon Wylie
73Marvin McNutt
74Devin Goda
75Kevin Elliott
76Jared Green
77Mike Willie
78Michael Calvin
79Taveon Rogers
80Perez Ashford
81Rodrick Rumble
82Ryan Spadola
83Jerry Johnson
84Andrew DePaola
85James Shaw
86Brandon Kaufman
87Patrick Crayton
88Chris Boyd
89Jason Thompson
90Weston Dressler
91Omarius Hines
92Gerrard Sheppard
93Andy Cruse
94Anthony Amos
95R.J. Webb
96Andrew Helmick
97Jordan Harris
98Anthony McClung
99Kelsey Pope
100Tony Washington
101Jaz Reynolds
102Austin Franklin
103Micah Hatfield
104Alex Neutz
105Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Aaron Hernandez
9Mickey Shuler
10D.J. Williams
11Daniel Graham
12Billy Bajema
13Jamie Childers
14Steve Watson
15Justice Cunningham
16Andrew Szczerba
17David Paulson
18Sean McGrath
19Tommy Gallarda
20Marcel Jensen
21D.J. Tialavea
22Jacob Pedersen
23Justin Jones
24Asa Watson
25Evan Wilson
26Anthony Denham
27Cameron Brate
28Mike McNeill
29Hayden Smith
30Konrad Reuland
31Allen Reisner
32Jake Byrne
33Gerell Robinson
34Nelson Rosario
35Matt Furstenburg
36Ben Cotton
37David Rolf
38Chris Pantale
39Joe Sawyer
40Jordan Thompson
41Emmanuel Ogbuehi
42Joel Dreessen
43Ben Hartsock
44Visanthe Shiancoe
45Martin Rucker
46Cameron Morrah
47Jeron Mastrud
48Steve Maneri
49Dominique Curry
50Dedrick Epps
51Tom Crabtree
52Brody Eldridge
53Nate Byham
54Dan Gronkowski
55Zach Potter
56Colin Cloherty
57Evan Moore
58Jamie McCoy
59Nathan Overbay
60Martell Webb
61Travis Beckum
62Richard Quinn
63Jake O'Connell
64Isaiah Stanback
65Jason Schepler
66Chase Clement
67Adam Schiltz
68A.C. Leonard
69Rob Blanchflower
70Joe Don Duncan
71Evan Landi
72Taylor Cook
73Colin Anderson
74Travis Tannahill
75Tim Biere
76Dominique Jones
77Michael Higgins
78Alex Silvestro
79Andre Hardy
80Cameron Graham
81Morrell Presley
82Jerome Cunningham
83Jake Murphy
84Brian Wozniak
85Erik Swoope
86Chase Dixon
87David Wright
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Travis Coons
4Jay Feely
5Rob Bironas
6Garrett Hartley
7Alex Henery
8Matt Szymanski
9Giorgio Tavecchio
10Derek Dimke
11Danny Hrapmann
12Brandon Bogotay
13Havard Rugland
14Austin Signor
15Dustin Hopkins
16Morgan Lineberry
17Quinn Sharp
18Brett Baer
19Chris Boswell
20Michael Palardy
21Sergio Castillo
22Mitch Ewald
23Kevin Goessling
24Carey Spear
25Brett Maher
26Jose Maltos
27Adam Yates
28Zach Ramirez
29Zach Hocker