Atlanta Falcons agree to new deal with LB Deion Jones

Atlanta Falcons agree to new deal with LB Deion Jones

Deion Jones #45 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after a play in the first quarter during Super Bowl 51 against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 

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.

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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.