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.
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