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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 Closing in On Extension for Julio Jones

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The Atlanta Falcons are closing in on a contract extension with All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones, according to The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz.

Per the report, Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank said that the team is “very, very close” to an extension with Jones.

In preparation for the potential extension with Jones, the Falcons restructured the contracts of left tackle Jake Matthews and safety Ricardo Allen, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo.

The moves created an additional $5 million in cap space for the Falcons.

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Falcons Sign Keith Smith

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The Atlanta Falcons have signed veteran fullback Keith Smith to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Smith, 27, was cut over the weekend by the Falcons, but will now make his way to the official roster ahead of the regular season.

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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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