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Tim Lelito | Guard | #63

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 335
College: Grand Valley State
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Titans signed OL Tim Lelito, formerly of the Saints.
It's a nice addition to an already stacked offensive line. Lelito made just seven spot starts last year, but adds depth and is a strong presence in the run game. He should back up at multiple spots. Mar 22 - 4:20 PM

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Free agent OL Tim Lelito is visiting the Titans on Wednesday.

Lelito previously visited the Lions. He has experience at center, guard, and tackle and would be a capable starter in a pinch. Lelito started 13 games at left guard in 2015, receiving really strong marks for his run blocking from Pro Football Focus. It's somewhat surprising the 26-year-old hasn't drawn more looks.
Mar 22 - 9:17 AM

Free agent G/C Tim Lelito is visiting the Lions on Wednesday.

A 13-game starter at left guard in 2015, Lelito was sent back to the bench last season, making just seven spot starts. He has position versatility, as Lelito played left guard, right tackle, and center last year. In 2015, Lelito was Pro Football Focus' No. 7-ranked run-blocking guard out of 82 qualifiers.
Mar 15 - 9:37 AM

The New Orleans Advocate reports the Saints have had talks with free agent OL Tim Lelito, but that he's likely to hit the open market.

Lelito's snaps were down last season, but he was a Swiss-army knife, seeing time at tackle, guard and center. Lelito has been effective in the past. Still only 28 (in July), he could be an under-the-radar signing. Lelito is primarily a guard.
Mar 2 - 3:53 PM

Saints re-signed OG Tim Lelito to a one-year, $1.67 million contract.

Lelito made 13 starts in 2015, primarily at left guard. He held his own across 969 total snaps, and will have the inside track on a starting job in training camp.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 10:44:00 AM

Saints restricted free agent OG Tim Lelito said he turned down an offer from the Cowboys.

The Saints extended an original-round tender worth $1.67 million to Lelito prior to free agency. The tender allowed him to look for a better deal elsewhere, but it sounds like he is staying in New Orleans. "You have to weigh your options and it’s a gamble," Lelito said. "So you can go somewhere else and be a backup for a couple years with less money or you can try to go into a one-year tender and do the best you can and hopefully come out with a little better contract after it." A 13-game starter last year, Lelito will compete for a starting job in camp.
Source: WWL TV
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Saints extended an original-pick tender to restricted free agent OG Tim Lelito.

The tender is worth $1.671 million. Lelito made 13 starts last year, dominating as a run blocker but struggling mightily as a pass protector. Lelito will need to show a more even skill set in order to maintain a 2016 starting job.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 01:54:00 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune expects Tim Lelito to start at left guard.

Lelito is the in-house favorite to replace Ben Grubbs. The Saints view Lelito as a potential upgrade next to Max Unger. Lelito’s job security will only come into question if Zach Strief moves inside.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 02:32:00 PM believes Tim Lelito will compete for the starting left guard spot.

Lelito has mostly played center the last two seasons, but he will focus on guard after the Saints traded for Max Unger. Lelito may be given the first shot to earn the left guard spot, but whoever loses the right tackle battle between Zach Strief and rookie Andrus Peat remains the favorite to end up with the job.
Sat, May 23, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Saints OL Tim Lelito is expected to compete for the starting left guard job.

Lelito has been limited to spot duty at center the last two seasons. The Saints are moving him to guard after trading for Max Unger. With rookie Andrus Peat the favorite to start at right tackle, Zach Strief could also be an option on the inside.
Sat, May 9, 2015 03:31:00 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune expects second-year pro Tim Lelito to be the Saints' starting center despite the signing of Jonathan Goodwin.

Columnist and former beat writer Jeff Duncan believes Goodwin "looks more like insurance than viable competition." Lelito's lone two rookie starts came at right guard, so the Saints would be placing a ton of faith in a neophyte snapper.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 08:41:00 PM

Coach Sean Payton confirmed Tim Lelito will have a chance to win the starting center job.

Brian de la Puente, the Saints' starter for the last three seasons, remains an unsigned free agent. If he ends up signing elsewhere, Lelito is the in-house replacement option. The 2013 UDFA made two starts at right guard as a rookie, handling himself well.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 12:57:00 PM

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