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Steve Hutchinson | Guard | #73

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (40) / 11/1/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 313
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (17) / SEA

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Titans LG Steve Hutchinson will announce his retirement on Tuesday.
Hutchinson, 35, was the premier guard in the NFL in the mid-to-late-2000s, but his play tailed off last season as he battled a knee injury. Hutchinson was set to count $6.75 million against the cap and was going to be released. A legit Hall of Fame candidate, Hutchinson was a seven-time Pro Bowler and seven-time All-Pro. In league circles, Hutchinson might best be known for the "poison pill" contract he signed with the Vikings in 2006. His retirement paves the way for the Titans to go hard after free agent Andy Levitre. Mon, Mar 11, 2013 10:18:00 PM

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Teammate Matt Hasselbeck says Titans LG Steve Hutchinson isn't considering retirement.

Coach Mike Munchak hinted Hutchinson was considering retirement at his season-ending presser, but that's apparently not the case. "(Hutchinson) has been working out really hard," Hasselbeck said. "He looks really good to me." Although it appears Hutchinson is planning to play in 2013, the Nashville Tennessean believes he could still end up a cap casualty. Hutchinson is due $5 million between salary and bonuses.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 04:48:00 PM

Titans LG Steve Hutchinson "could be" a cap casualty.

Hutchinson is due a $4.5 million base salary and a $500,000 roster bonus in the second year of a three-year deal. After landing on injured reserve with a right knee injury in early December, Hutchinson is said to be also considering retirement. The Titans are expected to overhaul their interior line for 2013.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Titans placed LG Steve Hutchinson on injured reserve with a right knee injury, ending his season.

He's undergoing surgery on Thursday. Hutchinson, who had yet to miss a start this season, is the fourth Titans' starting offensive lineman to be sent to injured reserve. Only LT Michael Roos is still standing. However, this is the third straight December Hutchinson has landed on I.R. One month removed from his 35th birthday, Hutchinson is signed through 2014. Hutchinson graded out as just the league's 52nd best guard in Pro Football Focus' rankings, but it's still bad news for the Titans' run game since it further decimates their line depth.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 05:45:00 PM

Titans LG Steven Hutchinson will have surgery tomorrow on his right knee and will likely be out for the season.

Another blow to this Titans offensive line that has already lost Leroy Harris, Eugene Amano, and David Stewart for the season. Fernando Velasco is expected to slide over from center to left guard in place of Hutchinson. This patchwork offensive line does not bode well for Chris Johnson's prospects for the fantasy playoffs.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 04:32:00 PM

Coach Mike Munchak suggested LG Steve Hutchinson may need arthroscopic surgery after sustaining a right knee injury in Week 13.

TitanInsider's Terry McCormick confirms Hutchinson's outlook for Week 14 is "not great" after an MRI showed "loose bodies" in his knee. With RT David Stewart out of the lineup, Chris Johnson could be running behind a patchwork offensive line.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 07:12:00 PM

Titans OC Chris Palmer is already calling free agent acquisition LG Steve Hutchinson "the glue" of the offensive line.

"He settles everyone down up front," said Palmer. "I've been very, very pleased with the run game in OTAs and minicamp, we've done a good job there. It looks like we're in sync." Hutchinson, a seven-time Pro Bowler, was the only significant addition to an interior that arguably needed upgrades at all three spots.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 01:19:00 PM

Titans signed LG Steve Hutchinson to a three-year, $16 million contract.

The Titans had made it clear since the offseason began that upgrading the interior of the offensive line was a priority. There may be more to the story, though. ESPN's John Clayton suggests Hutchinson may have picked Tennessee over a return to Seattle because of the Peyton Manning connection. The veterans share an agent in Tom Condon. Even at age 34, Hutchinson is a major upgrade on Jake Scott and Leroy Harris at guard.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 04:08:00 PM

Free agent OG Steve Hutchinson will visit the Seahawks on Wednesday.

It was nearly six years ago to the day that the Vikings infamously lured Hutchinson away from the Seahawks via a front-loaded "poison-pill" deal, but apparently time heals all wounds. Hutchinson has also visited with the Titans.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 04:15:00 PM

Free agent OG Steve Hutchinson will reportedly visit with the Titans.

Tennessee has made it a priority to upgrade the interior of the offensive line, and Hutchinson proved to be an asset at age 33 last season. That was the plan on offense even before the team began flirting with free agent Peyton Manning.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 07:41:00 AM

Terry McCormick of Titan Insider suggests free agent OG Steve Hutchinson as a player that could "potentially" interest the Titans.

The Titans have made it no secret that they want to improve their interior run blocking this year. Though he's now 34, Hutchinson remains solid in pass protection in the late-career vein of Alan Faneca. He's no longer a top-flight run blocker, though. In Nashville, Hutchinson could replace outgoing RG Jake Scott.
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 02:07:00 PM

Vikings released OGs Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera.

Hutchinson and Herrera have been the Vikings' starting guards since 2007, with Hutchinson starting 89 of a possible 96 games since being signed away from the Seahawks in 2006. Herrera signed as an undrafted free agent in 2004. Hutchinson was due $7 million going into his age-35 season, while Herrera was set to make $2.75 million between salary and bonuses. Hutchinson's entire salary will come off the books, while Herrera will count less than $1 million against the cap. Hutchinson graded out as one of the league's best guards in 2011 by Pro Football Focus, and could be welcomed back at a lower salary depending on how his market unfolds.
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 03:08:00 PM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities confirms LG Steve Hutchinson will not be back with the Vikings at his scheduled $7 million salary.

There is believed to be a "significant gap" in a possible restructure. If Hutchinson is released, beat writer Tom Pelissero knows of at least one time that will attempt to sign him. The Vikes brass will meet Saturday to discuss the futures of Hutchinson, RG Anthony Herrera, and CB Cedric Griffin.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 12:14:00 AM

Vikings LG Steve Hutchinson acknowledged Monday that his days with Minnesota may be numbered.

Hutchinson is 34 years old and has a base salary of $6.95 million. "I know what the cap situation is and all that, but it's out of my control," he said. "Any player has to worry about that in the NFL." Hutchinson still plans to continue his playing career after finishing the 2011 season on I.R. with a concussion.
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 06:57:00 PM

Vikings LG Steve Hutchinson is unlikely to return to the Vikings unless he accepts a "deep pay cut."

Hutchinson has told teammates that he intends to retire after his contract runs out in 2013. Due $7 million in salary and bonuses, Hutchinson will have to rip up that final year if he wants to continue in Minnesota. On a positive note, he graded out as Pro Football Focus' fourth-ranked left guard at age 34.
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 10:06:00 AM

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