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In Ben Jones, Titans getting a versatile O-lineman, and a quirky guy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Under departed general manager Ruston Webster and head coach Ken Whisenhunt the Tennessee Titans severely oversold versatility, to the degree it was a word they leaned on when they tried to explain the team's identity.

I don't know if the new regime will overvalue versatility in the same way, and I don't expect they will try to wedge the characteristic into an identity.

But new GM Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Mularkey clearly value it in one place that it is, in fact, a giant asset: the offensive line.

ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli confirmed that Ben Jones of the Houston Texans has reached a four-year deal with the Titans. Such agreements cannot become official until the start of the new league year, which begins Wednesday afternoon.

A fourth-round pick in 2012 out of Georgia, Jones has played in all 64 games for which he has been in the league. He was the starter at left guard in 2014 and the starter at center in 2015.

The Titans have question marks in both places, with 2014 third-rounder Jeremiah Poutasi their top option at left guard and injury-prone Brian Schwenke the incumbent starter at center.

Jones is a character: He likes to walk the field barefoot early in pregame. He has sipped his own urine and has eaten cockroaches on dares.

The Titans are bereft of quality interior line play and personality.

Hopefully in Jones they are adding a good dose of each.