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Titans could turn to Quinton Spain at LG vs. Raiders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans may be ready to do some additional tinkering with their offensive line.

When Mike Mularkey took over as interim coach, the team flipped Byron Bell from left guard to right tackle and inserted newcomer Joe Looney at left guard and returned rookie Andy Gallik to center as he returned from a concussion.

But Gallik has had a hard time, and in Monday’s workout the Titans used undrafted rookie Quinton Spain and Jeremiah Poutasi at left guard with Looney back at center.

Mularkey said the Titans were taking advantage of an extra day after a Thursday game and would look closely at the film.

“We may do a little bit more of that Wednesday when we put the pads on; that’ll be another indicator for us if we need to do some things differently,” Mularkey said.

Mularkey said Gallik has done well, but the team is trying to look at its best options for a matchup with the Raiders.

At 6-foot-4, 330 pounds, Spain is a giant.

Spain said he brings a physicality and has a sense of what is required after getting three snaps in the Titans’ Oct. 11 loss to the Bills because of in-game injuries. Spain made the team out of camp, but has been in uniform only for the Sept. 27 game against the Colts and that loss to Buffalo.

“It’s the NFL; you get one shot, so I’ve got to take advantage of it,” Spain said of his chance this week. “When I first came in the meeting room and they told me, my heart was beating fast. I felt like I just had to get that over with.”

Presumably Spain will be calmer Wednesday. The Titans hope he can make a mark in pads and give them an option for Sunday.