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Ex-Viking Hutchinson signs with Titans

Less than a week ago the Vikings cut former All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson. On Thursday Hutchinson signed a mult-year contract with the Titans. Tennessee head coach Mike Munchak says Hutchinson can still "play at a high level."
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Less than a week ago the Vikings cut former All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson. On Thursday Hutchinson signed a mult-year contract with the Titans. Tennessee head coach Mike Munchak says Hutchinson can still "play at a high level."

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