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Falcons and DT Grady Jarrett agree to new deal just before deadline

After an eventful offseason of negotiations, the Atlanta Falcons have signed defensive tackle Grady Jarrett to a new contract. Just this morning Adam Schefter said a long-term deal was “unlikely,” before upgrading chances the two parties as “hopeful.”

Thomas Dimitroff needed Jarrett locked up to secure one of the top, young defensive linemen in the league, and then to turn his attention on the likes of Julio Jones, Deion Jones, and potentially Austin Hooper and Vic Beasley.

With plenty of questions about whether this deal would get done, it’s a huge relief to see Jarrett signing.