Brian Schwenke leaves Titans to join Colts

Brian Schwenke leaves Titans to join Colts

Free agent center/guard Brian Schwenke has agreed to a deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday.

Schwenke, a fourth-round pick of the Titans in 2013, served as the Titans top interior backup at center and guard in 2016. He started three games at left guard while Quinton Spain was sidelined with a sprained knee.

Schwenke had been the Titans’ starting center for much of his first three seasons with the Titans, but had also battled injuries that kept him out of the lineup. He suffered a season-ending broken fibula in 2015 against the Miami Dolphins. He started 11 games at center in 2014 and nine games at center in his rookie year of 2013.

Schwenke, who was relegated to a backup role once the Titans signed center Ben Jones as a free agent last year,  joins a Colts team that is trying to revamp its offensive line, one that has allowed Andrew Luck to take lots of hits and suffer various injuries the past two seasons. It is one of the areas that new Colts general manager Chris Ballard is working to overhaul.

“We are excited to add Brian to our offensive line group,” said Ballard. “Brian’s versatility was what made him most attractive to us and he will provide more competition at the position group.”

Schwenke is the fourth member of the 2016 Titans to land with another team this off-season, joining Chance Warmack (Eagles), Anthony Fasano (Dolphins) and Kendall Wright (Bears) in that group.

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