Falcons trade two draft picks for Levitre

The Falcons, looking for help along the offensive line, have made a trade with the Tennessee Titans for Andy Levitre, who was the 44th rated guard in the league in 2014, the team confirmed.

The Falcons sent a sixth round pick in 2016 and a future conditional pick to the Titans.

Levitre tweeted “#RiseUp,” which is the Falcons’ slogan.

Levitre, 29, who was drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft by the Buffalo Bills, has started 96 of 96 games over his career. He joined the Titans in 2013.

At 6-foot-2 and 306 pounds, Levitre was not held in high regard after a poor 2014 season. He played 1,057 snaps and gave up six sacks, two hits and 24 quarterback hurries last season, according to profootballfocus.com.

The Falcons were looking for help for the offensive line after they are destroyed in the third exhibition game by the Miami Dolphins.

After four years in Buffalo, Levitre signed a six-year, $46.8 million contract before the 2013 season with the Titans. He is scheduled to make $6.5 million in base salary this season.

His performance in Nashville was generally considered spotty and didn’t live up to the size of the contract. He was replaced at left guard by Byron Bell over the offeason. He was considered too expensive to be a backup for the Titans.

The Falcons have been experimenting at left guard all offseason with Mike Person and James Stone working at the position.