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Titans trade Andy Levitre to Atlanta Falcons

Titans guard Andy Levitre was once the top of his free agent class, playing so efficiently in Buffalo that the Titans had no choice but to fork over a deal worth six years, $46.8 million and $13 million guaranteed.

In two seasons, Levitre has not missed a start despite some nagging injuries. In fact, he has never missed a game in his NFL career. This might be why the market picked up for the 29-year-old guard rather quickly on Friday.

The Titans traded Levitre to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick and a future conditional pick, the team announced Friday.

Levitre tweeted out the Falcons' slogan just around noon ET. The Falcons are a team that need a lot of help up front.

So it goes for one of the more high-profile moves on on this dreary weekend of cuts in the NFL. Levitre and the Titans began to drift apart after a 2014 season during which he surrendered six sacks over 988 snaps.

Of course, it's difficult to blame the mobile guard for an offensive line that was tattered from the beginning.

He should fit much more comfortably in Atlanta with Kyle Shanahan in an offense that relies less on big-body thudding and more on placement and technique.

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