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Falcons agree to terms with Deion Jones on four-year contract extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones has agreed to a four-year contract extension, keeping him with the team through the 2023 season.

"Deion has quickly proven himself to be a leader both on and off the field, and today's agreement reflects that," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. "He is an essential part of our emerging defense and we are excited to secure him for years to come."


The Falcons selected Jones, 24, in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Jones became a full-time starter on Atlanta's defense early during his rookie season, and he's developed into one of the best off-ball linebackers in the NFL.

Jones missed much of the first half of the 2018 season, and his impact on Atlanta's defense became apparent when he returned for the final four games. In his three NFL seasons, Jones has recorded 297 tackles, 27 pass defenses, 15 tackles for a loss, eight interceptions and three touchdowns.

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