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.
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Levitre, however, was benched for Byron Bell for the last three preseason games. That made the 29-year-old Levitre a pricey backup. He was due to earn $6.5 million this season, making him the second-highest paid player on the Titans' roster.
The three interior line positions have been a top concern for Atlanta in the preseason. Mike Person and Chris Chester were the starting guards in Thursday night's 20-19 win over Baltimore.
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