Falcons agree to terms with Allen Bailey

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with former Chiefs defensive end Allen Bailey.

Bailey, 30, started 13 games for the Kansas City Chiefs last season and recorded a career high six sacks to go along with his 38 tackles, five tackles for a loss and an NFL-best four fumble recoveries. Per a tweet by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Bailey’s contract would be a two-year deal.

A third-round pick by the Chiefs in the 2011 NFL Draft, Bailey has developed into a reliable starter during his eight-year career. Bailey started 61 games with the Chiefs, including 26 over the last two seasons, and has recorded 207 tackles, 34 tackles for a loss and 19.5 sacks.

Bailey joins a defensive line group led by Grady Jarrett, Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley. He figures to join Jack Crawford, Tyeler Davison and Deadrin Senat as part of the rotation on the defensive front.

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