• Atlanta Falcons agree to new deal with LB Deion Jones

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    The Atlanta Falcons reached another deal with one of their defensive leaders Wednesday. 

    The Falcons and linebacker Deion Jones have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $57 million. The deal comes two days after the team agreed to a four-year, $68 million deal with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett.

    Jones was set to enter the final year of his rookie contract and would have become a free agent in 2020.

    Before the agreement, Jones was the 47th highest paid linebacker in the league, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

    The Falcons have now locked up two of their defensive stars, but they are still hoping to work on a new deal for wide receiver Julio Jones. Team practice starts Monday.

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