Report: Falcons G Levitre accepts $2.5M pay cut

Atlanta Falcons guard Andy Levitre accepted a $2.5 million pay cut for 2018, according multiple reports on Wednesday.

Per ESPN, Levitre can earn back up to $1.5 million in incentives. His base salary of $3.5 million is now fully guaranteed, essentially ensuring the nine-year veteran will remain with the Falcons this season.

Levitre, who turns 32 in May, was entering the final year of a six-year, $46.8 million deal he signed with the Tennessee Titans in the spring of 2013. He struggled to live up to the contract in Tennessee and was dealt to Atlanta during the 2015 preseason for two sixth-round picks.

Over the past three seasons, he has started 48 of a possible 53 games (including playoffs) for the Falcons. After starting every possible game of his first eight NFL seasons, Levitre missed three regular-season games and both of Atlanta's playoff contests last season with a torn triceps.

Ben Garland, who is a restricted free agent, started in Levitre's stead last season. The team also took O-lineman Sean Harlow of Oregon State in the fourth round of the 2017 draft.

--Field Level Media

03/08/2018 13:54

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