Atlanta Falcons guard Andy Levitre

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Falcons place Levitre on IR with triceps injury

September 18, 2018 - 4:30 pm

The Atlanta Falcons have placed guard Andy Levitre on injured reserve and have signed guard Zac Kerin.

“After receiving the tests results on Andy’s injury from Sunday’s game, it has been determined that he will miss the remainder of the season with a triceps injury,” said head coach Dan Quinn. “Andy worked extremely hard to get back on the field after a similar injury last year, and there is no doubt his leadership will continue to be felt this year. We have a ton of respect for Andy and what he stands for, and what he means to our team.”

Levitre played and started in 13 games in 2017 and helped block for an offense that ranked eighth in yards per game and eighth in passing yards per game. Levitre was signed by the Falcons in 2015 and has played and started in 47 games since joining the team.

Kerin was signed by the Minnesota Vikings following the 2014 Draft. He played in 15 games over three seasons for the Vikings. Kerin also spent time with the New York Giants and Detroit Lions, playing and starting in one game for the Lions.