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Andy Levitre: Retires from the NFL
Levitre (triceps) announced his retirement from the league Tuesday via his personal Twitter account.
Levitre proved to be a remarkably durable player throughout his first nine years as a pro, suiting up in 141 consecutive games for the Bills, Titans and Falcons between 2009 and 2017. A partially torn triceps at the end of the 2017 season forced him to miss Atlanta's run to the divisional round of the playoffs, and the injury re-emerged in September, forcing him to miss 14 of 16 games last year. Initially a second-round draft choice of Buffalo, Levitre grew into a quality starter for two Falcons playoff teams and played every offensive snap in the Super Bowl LI loss to New England. His $42 million earned during 10 years of NFL service ranks 10th all-time among offensive guards, per Spotrac.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Placed on IR
The Falcons placed Levitre (triceps) on injured reserve Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
Levitre -- who injured his triceps during Sunday's victory over the Panthers -- is set to miss the remainder of the season. Wes Schweitzer is expected to replace Levitre at left guard.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Questionable to return to Sunday's game
Levitre is questionable to return to Sunday's game after suffering an elbow injury, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
The questionable diagnosis hints that the injury isn't likely to keep Levitre sidelined for an extended period of time. Whether he'll be able to return to Sunday's contest is still unknown, but the injury doesn't seem to be too serious.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Ruled out Sunday
Levitre (elbow) is ruled out for Sunday's game after suffering an elbow injury, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
Levitre was initially listed as questionable to return, but ultimately will remain sidelined for the remainder of Sunday's contest. Ben Garland will serve as Levitre's replacement until the 32-year-old is able to get healthy.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Practices in full Friday
Levitre (elbow) was a full participant in Friday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Levitre was limited in Thursday's practice due to an elbow injury but appears to have fully recovered. The 32-year-old played all 70 offensive snaps in Atlanta's season opener, and he looks primed to start against the Panthers on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Limited with elbow injury
Levitre was a limited participant at Thursday's practice with an elbow injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Levitre missed time at the end of last season with a triceps injury but avoided the Physically Unable to Perform list and played all 70 offensive snaps in last Thursday's season opener. The 32-year-old was not listed on the injury report Wednesday, and his workload at Friday's practice should provide more clarity on his Week 2 status.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Returns to preseason action
Levitre (triceps) played 14 offensive snaps during the Falcons' preseason loss to the Chiefs on Friday.
Levitre was on the field for 25 percent of Atlanta's offensive snaps Friday, as the triceps injury that forced his 2017 campaign to end prematurely appears fully healed at this point. The 32-year-old is slated to once again start at left guard in 2018.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Avoids PUP list
Levitre will be limited in practice at the start of training camp as he continues to recover from a triceps tear suffered in Week 13 of last season, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
"Ironman" Levitre did not miss a start through his first eight NFL seasons, that is, until he suffered a triceps injury in an early-December tilt with the Vikings. Levitre admirably tried to return four weeks later in Week 17, but aggravated the muscle and was subsequently placed on injured reserve, leaving Ben Garland as his replacement at offensive guard for Atlanta's postseason run. Although not fully recuperated at this juncture of the offseason program, Levitre's avoidance of the physically unable to perform list bodes well for his availability by the end of the preseason.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Remains in recovery
Levitre (triceps) is still in recovery from triceps and knee injuries, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "He's making a push (to return)," head coach Dan Quinn said Tuesday. "Our goal would be at the end of minicamp. I'm not saying he'll play at that spot, but he's making a push to be ready right around then. He was dealing with his knee and triceps. He's really put in good work. I'm excited about where he's been over the last six weeks. When you see those big jumps take place, that's certainly happened with him."
Levitre was already dealing with an undisclosed knee injury last November before suffering a partially torn left triceps in December. The nine-year vet was a modicum of durability before then, though, starting 140 consecutive games. By the sound of Quinn's words, it seems Levitre should be fully back in action by the time training camp starts up in late July.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Restructures contract
Levitre agreed Wednesday to restructure his contract for 2018, keeping him with the Falcons through next season, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
In an effort to help Atlanta's financial flexibility with free agency opening next week, Levitre reduced his base salary from $7 million to $3.5 million for the upcoming campaign. The veteran offensive guard has displayed remarkable durability in his career, starting in 140 consecutive games before being sidelined late this past season with a triceps injury. Despite head coach Dan Quinn hinting at the probability of Atlanta adding youth into the interior of the offensive line, the 31-year-old Levitre returns to a group that tied for the third-fewest sacks allowed in the NFL in 2017.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Lands on IR
Levitre (triceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Levitre partially tore his triceps in Week 17 against the Panthers, and he won't be able to battle through it during the playoffs, so Ben Garland will slot in at left guard Saturday against the Rams.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Won't practice Tuesday
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Levitre (triceps) will be held out of Tuesday's practice, Wendy Adams of 92.9 The Game Atlanta reports.
Levitre aggravated a partially torn triceps in the Week 17 win over the Panthers, an injury that had previously sidelined him for three games. The severity of Levitre's setback isn't known, but it's looking dicey that he'll be available for the Falcons' wild-card game Saturday against the Rams.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andy Levitre: Aggravates triceps injury
Levitre (triceps) is questionable to return to Sunday's regular season finale against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Levitre was listed as questionable with the injury after being limited in practice all week. The veteran guard made it midway through the first quarter before aggravating the triceps injury and was replaced at left guard by Ben Garland.... See More ... See Less
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