Falcons restructure deal with Levitre


The Falcons have a restructured deal with Andy Levitre, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. 

The team has not yet announced the deal. The terms have not been disclosed.

The starting left guard was entering the final year of his contract and was a candidate to restructure as the Falcons looked to reduce his salary cap number of $8.3 million in 2018.

General manager Thomas Dimitroff told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at last week’s NFL scouting combine that Levitre would be back next season and would not be a salary cap casualty. 

The Falcons acquired Levitre in a trade with the Titans late in the exhibition season of 2015 as they looked to bolster the offensive line. Levitre started every game since joining the Falcons until he suffered a torn triceps injury in Week 13 of last season. He returned for the regular-season finale and played briefly before he re-aggravated the injury. He was placed on injured reserve and missed the wild card playoff game against the Rams and the divisional playoff game against the Eagles.


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