NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nuanced hand-placement helped Taylor Lewan slow Jason Pierre-Paul in a short encounter during the second game of the Titans’ preseason.

That sort of battle is one of the dozens of games within the game, and Lewan’s hand skills are part of what got him a new deal that makes him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL.LewanHands

“When he two-hand punches, he’s really hard to beat,” offensive line coach Keith Carter said. “Taylor doesn’t just have quick feet, he’s got quick hands. When his hands are good, he surprises people with how quick they get in there and how he can kind of punch you, reroute you and then snatch you up.”

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