Falcons to cut TE Levine Toilolo with June 1 designation

Knox Bardeen
March 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
Levine Toilolo

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[UPDATE> The Falcons have confirmed this transaction. Toilolo will be released with a post-June 1 designation.

According to NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport, the Atlanta Falcons are prepared to part ways with tight end Levine Toilolo.

Toilolo was a fourth-round pick by the Falcons in the 2013 NFL draft. His 6-foot-8-inch frame led many to believe he'd be an enormous red-zone target, but in his five seasons in Atlanta he only hauled in seven touchdown passes. His best season as a pass-catcher, thus far, was 2014 when he pulled down 31 passes for 238 yards and two scores. Tolilo has been more of a blocking tool over the past few seasons.

If the Falcons make this move immediately, the team will free up $2.5 million in 2018 cap space, according to the website Over the Cap. The Falcons would free up $3.5 million by making Toilolo a post-June 1 cut.