Report: Falcons will release Levine Toilolo

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Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said recently that the Falcons will have to make “some difficult moves” as they work to get their roster and salary cap in order ahead of the start of the new league year.

We’re not sure if it qualifies as a difficult one or not, but one of the moves they’ll be making has come to light. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they will release tight end Levine Toilolo.

Toilolo was a 2013 fourth-round pick of the team and signed a new three-year, $12 million contract with the team last year. Releasing him will clear $2.5 million in cap space with $2 million in dead money left behind.

Toilolo has primarily been used as a blocker during his time in Atlanta. He has 74 catches for 723 yards and seven touchdowns for his career. Austin Hooper is the team’s top receiver at tight end and it’s a good bet they’ll be adding to the group in the draft.

3 responses to “Report: Falcons will release Levine Toilolo

  1. hes extremely tall maybe even taller than 6’6″ marcedes lewis. and hes a good blocker but he doesnt look like a good blocker on tv. he never throws anyone and he always gets stood up and sometimes even peelayed.
    but as a blocker it doesnt matter if you get peelayed cuz hopefully in the time it takes the defender to knock you over – the play has gone by.
    just because you lose every collision doesnt mean you aint scoring a win for you team. shoutout to all the gluttons for punishment

  2. He’s 6’8” I believe. He’s a pretty solid number two TE-he can catch a pass here and there and is a pretty good blocker. Not elite in either category but he’d be a great pickup for a run heavy offense or one that uses a lot of check downs in the play action game. His size helps in t he Red Zone, even if he’s not a natural receiver.

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