According to Ian Rapoport, the Detroit Lions have visited with former Atlanta Falcons tight end, Levine Toilolo.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2018
GM Bob Quinn has been very diligent in his search for the void left by last year’s tight ends, Eric Ebron and Darren Fells.
Toilolo has 74-catches, 723-yards receiving, and eight touchdowns in his five-year career with the Falcons.
The 6-foot-8 pass catcher has started 57 games after being drafted in the fourth-round in 2013. Even with his starts, he was considered more of a No. 2 tight end in Atlanta’s offense. He is a capable blocker but doesn’t necessarily excel in one area. Despite having a large catching radius, his athleticsm doesn’t jump off the charts either.
One undervalued positive was his availability. He only missed one game in five seasons.
After signing a three year deal worth $12-million a year ago, he was a rather surprising cut earlier this month. It did save the Falcons $3.5-million.