ANDY LEVITRE NEWS

Veteran Levitre hustling to fit in quickly on Falcons' line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) It takes a lot to surprise veteran offensive guard Andy Levitre. His last week qualifies as far more than a surprise. After being traded from Tennessee to Atlanta on Sept. 4, Levitre was immediately named a starter on the Falcons' offensive line that will be together in a game for the first time in Monday night's opener against Philadelphia. ''It's something...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons restructure G Andy Levitre's contract

The Atlanta Falcons may have gotten a steal when they landed a trade for guard Andy Levitre from the Tennessee Titans. Levitre seems to be a great fit in new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's blocking scheme. A match made in heaven? Possibly. To tack on to the good news, the Falcons and Levitre have apparently worked out a deal to restructure the guard's contract as well, according...
Via Fox Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Rework G Andy Levitre’s Deal, Drop Cap Figure From $6.M To $2.875M

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Atlanta Falcons have already restructured G Andy Levitre‘s  contract upon completion of the trade with the Titans. According to Yates, the two sides agreed to reduce the $27.3 million he was due through 2018 down to $23.25 million. On top of that, Levitre’s reworked deal does not include any guaranteed money ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons adjusted roster gives hope

A pessimist might consider last minute roster moves to be merely putting lipstick on a pig. An optimist would say that that is a pretty good looking pig. The Falcons continue to work hard to fix the problems made evident in the preseason. The worst being the state of the offensive line. In a trade with the Tennessee Titans, the Atlanta Falcons picked up Andy Levitre. This appears...
Via cover32
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans trade Andy Levitre in effort to play bigger

During the 2013 free agency, LG Andy Levitre signed a six-year, $46.8 million deal with the Tennessee Titans. $13 million were guaranteed. At the time, Levitre was highly touted free agent because of his technique, footwork, and durability. The Buffalo Bills drafted Levitre with the no. 51 overall pick in the 2009 draft from Oregon State. During four years of play for the Bills,...
Via isportsweb.com
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

A new era in Atlanta: Dan Quinn takes over as Falcons coach

ATLANTA (AP) Dan Quinn has brought new energy to the Atlanta Falcons. From the thumping music that blares throughout practices to the frenetic enthusiasm of the team's new coach, it's clear that Quinn is putting his own stamp on the Falcons. Whether than translates into more wins is still a big question mark. Atlanta remains a major work in progress after going 10-22 the past two...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Levitre traded to the Atlanta Falcons

Andy Levitre was a second round pick of the Buffalo Bills. He was one of the prized members of the 2014 free agent class with the Tennessee Titans. Now, he has been sent to the desert. Friday, Andy Levitre was traded to the Arizona Cardinals. In return for Levitre’s services, the Titans receive a sixth round draft pick and a conditional future draft pick. The Titans’ made a big...
Via EndZoneScore
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans set offensive line featuring 2 new starters, 1 rookie

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans finally have settled on their starting offensive line, and the group tasked with protecting rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota features two new starters. The Titans traded veteran left guard Andy Levitre to the Atlanta Falcons earlier Friday, leaving veteran Byron Bell as his replacement with rookie Jeremiah Poutasi the new right tackle...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Acquisition of LG Andy Levitre huge for Atlanta's zone blocking scheme

When the Atlanta Falcons pulled the trigger on a deal that landed them guard Andy Levitre for a 2016 sixth-round pick and a conditional pick for a future year, many were a bit surprised by the news. The good news? The Falcons may have just knocked this one out of the park by acquiring Levitre from the Tennessee Titans.New offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan runs a zone blocking scheme...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans trade veteran guard Andy Levitre to Atlanta Falcons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have traded with the Titans for veteran guard Andy Levitre in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2016 and a conditional pick in a future year. The Titans announced the deal Friday. Tennessee gave the 6-foot-2, 303-pound Levitre a six-year, $46.8 million contract in March 2013. Levitre has started all 96 games in his six seasons. Levitre...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans trade Andy Levitre to Atlanta

The Tennessee Titans traded guard Andy Levitre to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a a 2016 six-round pick and a condition pick in a future year, the team announced Friday. Two years after signing a six-year, $46.8 million contract with the Tennessee Titans, Andy Levitre lost his his starting job at left guard to Byron Bell in training camp. Levitre, who started all 32 games over...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons land OG Levitre in trade with Titans

The Atlanta Falcons have traded with the Titans for veteran guard Andy Levitre in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2016 and a conditional pick in a future year. The Titans announced the deal Friday. Tennessee gave the 6-foot-2, 303-pound Levitre a six-year, $46.8 million contract in March 2013. Levitre has started all 96 games in his six seasons. Levitre, however, was benched for...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans Trading G Andy Levitre To Falcons?

Titans veteran G Andy Levitre posted a tweet indicating that he may have been traded to the Falcons. #RiseUp — Andy Levitre (@LevitreAndy) September 4, 2015 There has been talk that Levitre could be on the roster bubble, given that he had been working as a reserve offensive lineman this summer. The Falcons could obviously use ... The post Titans Trading G...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Possible Final Cuts that could Help the Steelers in 2015

News hit yesterday that former first round pick of the Cleveland Brown, Phil Taylor was at the Steelers facility meeting with the team. The Steelers ultimately decided to pass when the nose tackle couldn’t pass a physical. It was nothing more than a proverbial kicking of the tires. However, it shows the Steelers are willing to keep searching in order to fill holes on their roster...
Via Steel City Blitz
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Veteran G Andy Levitre Should Interest Steelers If Released By Titans

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be trimming their roster down to 53 players in the next few days and once that group of players is set, I doubt it will be the same 53 that travels with the team to play the New England Patriots Thursday night in the regular season... The post Veteran G Andy Levitre Should Interest Steelers If Released By Titans appeared first on Steelers Depot by Dave...
Via Steelers Depot
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans Expected To Keep G Andy Levitre, Despite Talk That He’s On Roster Bubble

Ian Rapoport reports that despite the talk that the Titans could cut veteran G Andy Levitre in the coming days, it sounds like they’re prepared to keep him as a backup offensive lineman. Levitre had reportedly been working as the team’s backup center and getting mixed in with the starters from time to time with free agent addition Byron ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans look to settle on starting offensive line

After a solid debut in last Sunday's preseason win over the St. Louis Rams, the new-look Tennessee Titans offensive line will get another chance Friday against the Kansas City.  With Byron Bell taking over at left guard for Andy Levitre and rookie Jeremiah Poutasi manning the right tackle spot against the Rams, rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota wasn't sacked and starting running...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mathis Signing Gives Chiefs Option at Guard

The Chiefs leadership will get a good look at a potential band-aid on Friday night. Andy Levitre’s days in Tennessee may be coming to an end. His salary could push him out now that he’s been put down on the second string. Noise has begun growing about the Titans parting ways with Levitre. It is likely an attempt to generate from a guard-hungry team like the Chiefs. Nevertheless...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans on Right Track to Fixing Offensive Line

No matter how well quarterback Marcus Mariota plays for the Tennessee Titans, the team as a whole won’t be successful if the offensive line plays poorly as it has the past few seasons. The Titans took a step in the right direction to repairing their biggest flaw by demoting guard Andy Levitre last week before the Week 2 preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.I would be lying...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Questions With the Enemy: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans

We asked Stoney Keeley,the Titans Team Manager for Profootball Spot three questions as the Chiefs prepare to face the Titans on Friday night.1. Will the Titans' offensive tackles be able to hold up against Houston, Hali, and 2nd-year pass rusher Dee Ford?The short answer – no. The Titans offensive line has been one of the weakest units on the team for the past few seasons. Ken...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Levitre: 'I'd love to stay' with Titans despite uncertainty

The Tennessee Titans offensive line shakeup figures to last at least another week. The team shuffled their line last week, starting Byron Bell at left guard and rookie Jeremiah Poutasi at right tackle, in Sunday's preseason win over the St. Louis Rams.According to the team's official website, head coach Ken Whisenhunt has indicated he's likely to keep the same starting group for...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Like Titans G Andy Levitre Could Be On Roster Bubble

David Climer of the Tennessean writes that veteran G Andy Levitre looks like the “odd man out” on the Titans’ offensive line. According to Climer, the Titans have free agent addition Byron Bell practicing “extensively” with the first-team offense at left guard, which happens to be Levitre’s old position. Meanwhile, Levitre has been working as the team’s backup...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans show signs of improved run threat to help rookie QB

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Being able to run the ball will be the best way for the Titans to help Marcus Mariota thrive during his rookie season, and Tennessee finally might have a combination of offensive line and backs that helps them do just that. Now all coach Ken Whisenhunt has to do is settle on a lineup. The Titans have worked to improve an offense that didn't produce a single...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Byron Bell the new Andy Levitre?

The Tennessee Titans continue to test their offensive line sans veteran Andy Levitre. Since 2013, Andy Levitre has held the position without much of a challenge. This offseason, the Titans acquired former Carolina Panther Byron Bell. Offensive line coach Bob Bostad may have found Bell’s true calling. Bostad said; “Bell is much nimbler on his feet than Andy Levitre, putting Bell...
Via EndZoneScore
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans OL Byron Bell adjusting to move to guard

The Tennessee Titans decision this week to give offensive lineman Byron Bell first-team reps at left guard is one coaches say was a few months in the making. Bell, who has played tackle throughout his first four seasons in the NFL, has supplanted normal starter Andy Levitre - for this week at least.  Titans offensive line coach Bob Bostad said the idea for moving Bell came from...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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