Amano says he has five-year deal with Titans

Veteran guard Eugene Amano told The Tennessean on Monday that he has agreed to a five-year contract to remain with the Titans.

“I am excited,” said Amano, who didn’t reveal financial terms. “Just knowing I get to be a Titan for the next five years and hopefully win a championship. It is also exciting to know my hard work has paid off and my coaches have confidence in me.”

Amano was scheduled to become a free agent, but now he’s signed in Tennessee through 2014. He joined the franchise in 2004 as a seventh-round draft pick and became a full-time starter in 2008.

Amano said he wasn’t sure what position he’d play next season because “I guess that depends on what happens with Kevin.”

That “Kevin” is Pro Bowl center Kevin Mawae, who also will be a free agent. Mawae’s agent told The Tennessean earlier in the day that he hoped to hear back from the team this week about a contract.

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reported Friday that re-signing Amano and Mawae were an offseason priority for the Titans, according to a league source. Both linemen helped Titans RB Chris Johnson crack the 2,000-yard barrier this past season.

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