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Will Falcons, Julio Jones do a deal?

Grady Jarrett? Check. Deion Jones? Check. Other guy named Jones who is slightly more important to the team? No check yet. The Falcons have taken care of significant business this week, signing two key defensive players, but still no business has been done between the Falcons and one of their most significant players, receiver Julio [more]

Deion Jones signs four-year extension with Falcons

Falcons linebacker Deion Jones got his deal done just before training camp. Jones and the Falcons finalized a four-year, $57 million contract extension with an $11 million signing bonus and $25.8 million fully guaranteed at signing, agent Drew Rosenhaus told PFT. Jones has a $7 million option bonus next year, and his $8.2 million salary [more]

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

Report: Deion Jones could get new deal on Wednesday

After the Falcons signed defensive tackle Grady Jarrett to a four-year extension on Monday, word was that linebacker Deion Jones was the next on the list of players in line for a new deal. Jones’s agent Drew Rosenhaus is in Atlanta on Wednesday for meetings with the team about a new deal for the 2016 [more]

Falcons looking for Austin Hooper to go to “another level”

The Falcons will be in Canton early next month to see former tight end Tony Gonzalez go into the Hall of Fame as well as play the Broncos in the first preseason game of the year. The team hopes that game will kick off a season that sees their current tight end take a leap [more]

Grady Jarrett: I’m still hungry

The Falcons and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett beat the clock by agreeing to a four-year extension worth $68 million just before Monday afternoon’s deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign multi-year deals. Jarrett had already signed his franchise tender and said on 92.9 The Game that he didn’t let the negotiation “process stress me out” because [more]

Grady Jarrett gets $42.5 million fully guaranteed, as a practical matter, at signing

Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett capped his rookie season with three sacks in Super Bowl LI. He has now capped his rookie contract with a four-year, big-money deal. Per a league source, here’s the full breakdown of Jarrett’s new contract. 1. Signing bonus: $18 million. 2. 2019 salary: $6.5 million, fully guaranteed. 3. 2020 option [more]

Jadeveon Clowney will play 2019 on franchise tag as expected

49ers kicker Robbie Gould got a new deal Monday. So did Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. The franchise tag window closed at 4 p.m. ET with Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney the only one of the players franchised in 2019 not to get a new deal. That was not unexpected. He will play this year [more]

Deion Jones deal next on the list for Falcons

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has said he doesn’t plan to miss any training camp time, because he trusts owner Arthur Blank to keep his word about a new contract. But he might not be the next Falcons player to get paid. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the agent for linebacker Deion Jones will [more]

Grady Jarrett signs four-year deal with Falcons

They say that deadlines lead to deals and that was the case for Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jarrett and the team have agreed on a four-year extension worth $68 million. Jarrett was given the franchise tag earlier this offseason and he signed it, which set him up to [more]

Aaron Rodgers’ Madden rating plummets

The full Madden ratings have been released, and a certain player with a reputation for being a tad sensitive may not be happy with the number he received. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who last year was one of seven players to get a game-high 99, has fallen all the way to 90. Still the No. [more]

Report: “Some hope” Grady Jarrett, Falcons agree on deal before deadline

49ers kicker Robbie Gould agreed to a new deal on Monday morning, which leaves Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett as this year’s only franchise tag recipients who have not landed multi-year agreements. There’s been little sign of late that Clowney and the Texans would strike a deal and that has [more]

Today’s the deadline for tagged players to get long-term deals

Falcons owner Arthur Blank bragged this offseason that defensive tackle Grady Jarrett would be a “Falcon for life.” He’s down to the final hours of being able to deliver on that promise. Today’s the deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term deals, putting some heat on one of the final slow Mondays of the football [more]

Ahtyba Rubin visits Seahawks

The Seahawks’ interest in Ahtyba Rubin has resulted in a visit by the free agent defensive tackle, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. Rubin, 32, is hoping to continue his career; the Seahawks are seeking to improve the position after allowing 4.9 yards per carry last season. The Seahawks know Rubin well. He started [more]

Jalen Thompson visits Packers, takes physical before supplemental draft

The NFL will hold its supplemental draft on Wednesday and one of the players considered to be a likely selection spent some time with one of the league’s teams on Tuesday. Agent Brad Cicala told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that his client Jalen Thompson visited with the Packers on Tuesday. In addition to any [more]

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