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Falcons Hire Bob Sutton

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The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton as a senior assistant, the team officially announced on Monday.

After the Falcons fired defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel this offseason, the decided not to hire a new defensive coordinator and instrad allow head coach Dan Quinn to call defensive plays moving forward.

Sutton was fired earlier this offseason following the Chiefs loss in the AFC Championship game to the New England Patriots and will handle “in-game strategy, clock management, time-out usage and replay review,” for the Falcons.

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Falcons Sign Allen Bailey

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The Atlanta Falcons have signed veteran defensive lineman Allen Bailey on a two-year, $10.5 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bailey’s new deal includes $3.5 million guaranteed with $6 million being paid this year.

Bailey met with the Falcons back in June, along with a number of other teams and has remained on the free agent market for quite some time.

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Falcons, Grady Jarrett Agree to Contract Extension

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The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Jarrett and the Falcons had ramped up their contract negotiations over the past 24 hours as the deadline to work out a deal was closing in.

Jarrett is now NFL’s third-highest-paid interior defender despite never earning a Pro Bowl nod.

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Falcons’ Matt Ryan Believes Team Can Get Back to Super Bowl

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Atlanta Falcons’ veteran signal caller Matt Ryan is feeling good about the team heading into the 2019 season, and believes that the team has a solid chance of getting back to the Super Bowl.

“The group of guys that we have, we have a locker room of competitive, hardworking, unselfish people, and I think it’s the people in our building that give us a great chance to get back and obviously hopefully win a Super Bowl,” Ryan said, according to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure.

“We’ve got a great coaching staff. We’ve got a combination of guys that are going to try and put the players that we have in the best position to be successful.”

The Falcons have brought back offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

“At the end of the day, it’s about us, though,” Ryan said. “We respect those guys and appreciate what they do, but our focus is on how good can we play and how good of a team can we become because we have all the pieces we need to be successful.”

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