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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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