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Atlanta Falcons restructure contracts of Andy Levitre, Brooks Reed

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked for a loss by Atlanta Falcons defenders Brooks Reed (50) and De'Vondre Campbell (59) during the first half of a season home opener football game on September 17, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Photo by David Tulis/UPI
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked for a loss by Atlanta Falcons defenders Brooks Reed (50) and De'Vondre Campbell (59) during the first half of a season home opener football game on September 17, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Photo by David Tulis/UPI | License Photo

The Atlanta Falcons reworked the contracts of left guard Andy Levitre and linebacker Brooks Reed, according to multiple media outlets.

Levitre had his salary slashed $2.5 million, reducing his salary cap number from $8.3 million to $5.6 million, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, citing NFL Players Association documents.

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The cut in pay lowered Levitre's base salary to $3.5 million, which is fully guaranteed for next season. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told the newspaper at the NFL Combine that Levitre would be back with the team.

Levitre started all 13 games in which he played last season. The 31-year-old Levitre had started all 16 games in his previous eight seasons with Buffalo, Tennessee and Atlanta.

Meanwhile, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Brooks agreed to restructure his contract. Reed had been scheduled to earn $4.5 million.

Reed, 31, appeared in 16 games, making 14 starts, last season and registered 4.0 sacks -- his highest total since racking up 6.0 sacks as a rookie in 2011 with Houston.

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