Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo picks up a first down against the Vikings in a NFL football game on Sunday, December 3, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

Falcons are $7.2 million under salary cap

The release of tight end Levine Toilolo with a post-June 1 designation saved the team $3.5 million. The 6-foot-8 Toilolo was selected in the fourth round (133 overall) of the 2013 NFL draft out of Stanford and the hope was that he would develop into a red zone threat. He turned out to be a blocking tight end.

Toilolo signed a one-year contract with the Lions in free agency.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.