If unclear tweets are to be believed, the Atlanta Falcons just drastically improved their offensive line. Per Andy Levitre on twitter, Andy Levitre likes to rise up.
Or maybe he is just a lifelong fan of the Falcons? We are going to assume he has been acquired by the team.
Levitre had lost his starting job after what many have reported was a rough 2014 campaign, but likely projects as the starting left guard in Atlanta. He was one of the better guards in the league from 2011 to 2014, but struggled last season. He has a history of success that didn't follow him to Tennessee, but if he can return to form, he'll be a massive upgrade over James Stone and Mike Person at that spot on the team's shaky offensive line.
How good has he been?
PFF had Andy Levitre as their 142nd, 13th, 8th, and 5th best guard from 2014 to 2011. Didn't take well to Titans scheme change last year.— Matt (@FalconsM5) September 4, 2015
Pretty good, according to this great tweet.
Levitre's under contract through the end of the 2018 season, and his contract is more unwieldy than Asamoah's, carrying cap charges north of $8 million through the 2017 season. The Falcons may ask him to restructure that deal as part of the trade, but we don't know that just yet.
No word if Jon Asamoah, who has no twitter account, is still with the Atlanta Falcons, or if he has been cut or traded, or anything about compensation. Stay with the Falcoholic as we provide updates throughout the day.
Update: we have confirmation from ESPN's Tennessee Titans writer, and Ian Rapoport has announced the terms of the trade.
The #Titans have traded Andy Levitre to the Falcons.
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) September 4, 2015