Falcons agree to 4-year extension with Grady Jarrett

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Falcons agree to 4-year extension with Grady Jarrett

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett on a four-year contract extension before the NFL deadline for franchise-tagged players

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett on a four-year extension before the NFL deadline for franchise-tagged players.

The Falcons had until 4 p.m. ET Monday to finalize a multi-year deal with Jarrett, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement that the Falcons made clear since last season ended that a new contract for Jarrett has been a priority.

Terms were not disclosed. NFL.com reported the deal is worth $68 million and makes Garrett the third highest-paid defensive tackle behind Aaron Donald of the Rams and Philadelphia’s Fletcher Cox.

Atlanta drafted Jarrett in the fifth round out of Clemson in 2015 and is coming off his best…

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