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SEP 15, 10:00a ET | Alex Marvez
Rotowire: Sep 4 / 10:47a ET
News: The Titans have traded Levitre to the Falcons for a sixth-round draft pick in 2016, plus a future conditional pick, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Levitre, who had lost his starting spot at left guard to Byron Bell, should move into a starting role for the Falcons, where his experience working in zone-blocking schemes should prove to be an asset to the team's offensive line.
StatsLLC: Sep 4 / 12:00a ET
News: The Atlanta Falcons acquired Levitre from Tennessee on Friday for a a sixth-round pick in 2016 and a conditional pick to be determined.
Impact: Levitre started all 96 games in his six seasons but was benched in place of Byron Bell for the past three preseason contests. The veteran guard was signed to a six-year, $46.8 million deal in March 2013 and was set to make $6.5 million this season, the second-most on the Titans roster.
StatsLLC: Sep 3 / 12:00a ET
News: Levitre, Tennessee's highest-paid offensive player due $6.5 million this season, did not play in Thursday's final preseason contest.
Impact: Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he talked with Levitre about their need to see linemen vying for backup spots. Levitre has gone from starting 32 games the past two seasons with Tennessee to possibly being released Saturday with Byron Bell starting the past three games.