Falcons Could Cut G Andy Levitre Less Than A Year After Trading For Him?


According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, it could be time for the Falcons to release veteran G Andy Levitre, despite trading him for him less than a year ago.

Atlanta sent the Titans a 2016 sixth-round pick and a future conditional pick for Levitre in September of last year.

Even so, McClure writes that the Falcons appear to be better taking the $1.25 million they’d pick up in cap savings by cutting him and look for upgrades at guard elsewhere.

Should the Falcons look to the free agent market, McClure suggests Brandon Brooks, Ramon Foster, Vladmir Ducasse, Byron Bell, and Kelechi Osemele as players who would make sense for them.

Levitre, 29, agreed to a restructured contract with the Falcons after completing the trade that included a $5.5 million signing bonus. He has three years remaining on his current agreement, which includes base salaries of $4 million (2016), $5.25 million (2017), and $7 million (2018).

In 2015, Levitre appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and was rated by Pro Football Focus  as the No. 26 guard out of 82 qualifying players.

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