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.
Levitre (triceps) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
Levitre practiced in a limited capacity all week after missing the past three games with a partially torn left triceps. However, it's fair to question whether his effectiveness will be compromised coming off the injury, as the Falcons could be rushing him back for a crucial Week 17 matchup with playoff implications.
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