Report: Falcons restructure deal with starting guard Andy Levitre


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons have restructured guard Andy Levitre's deal with the team, according to a report Wednesday by D. Orlando Ledbetter of the *Atlanta Journal-Constitution. *


The Falcons have not announced a deal with Levitre.

Levitre, who was acquired from the Tennessee Titans via trade in the 2015 preseason, was entering the final year of his current contract and was set to have a cap hit of $8.3 million, according to spotrac. By restructuring Levitre's deal, the Falcons likely freed up some money to re-sign other members of their current roster or make a move in free agency.

Since arriving to the Falcons in 2015, the 31-year-old Levitre had started every game for the team prior to suffering a torn triceps in Week 13 of last season. Although he was able to return for the Falcons' regular season finale, Levitre re-aggravated the injury and was shut down for the team's playoff run. Many have pegged the guard spot on the offensive line as an area where the Falcons may seek an upgrade via either free agency or the NFL Draft. By keeping Levitre in the fold, they will continue to have a veteran presence at the position.

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