Thoughts on Levitre trade?

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Thoughts on Levitre trade?

Postby Pudge » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:03 am

What are people thinking about picking up the ex-Bills, ex-Titans player?

Really wanted us to get him back in 2013. Not sure he's that same guy anymore. But it beats James Stone or Mike Person there.

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Re: Thoughts on Levitre trade?

Postby RobertAP » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:57 pm

I think that it's a great move for us. It sounds like he excels in a ZBS. His price tag is high, but we could restructure that, or... if he doesn't work out, we can dump him without a cap penalty. (I believe the trading team that the player comes from eats the guaranteed money in a trade, but things might have changed...)

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Re: Thoughts on Levitre trade?

Postby Pudge » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:35 pm

As far as I'm aware Robert, that rule hasn't changed. All of his remaining prorated bonus money was accelerated to the Titans' cap (IINM that was about $6.3 million), while the Falcons are only on the hook for his base salaries from here on out.

I know there was talk immediately after the trade that he'd restructure, but I wouldn't really expect that to happen until after the season. At that point, the Falcons can decide...

A: to cut him outright, freeing up $6.5 million in cap space
B: restructure him, and get a fair deal for both parties dependent on how well he plays in 2015 or
C: decide he's worth $18.8 milion over the next 3 years and do nothing.


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