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Report: Grady Jarrett, Falcons on Agree on 4-Year, $68M Contract

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a long-term extension with veteran defensive tackle Grady Jarrett ahead of Monday's deadline, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Per Schefter, the contract is for four years and worth $68 million.

Atlanta placed the franchise tag on the 26-year-old in March, and he signed the one-year tender in April. The franchise tender was worth a little over $15.2 million for 2019.

When the team first triggered the franchise tag for Jarrett, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff indicated he preferred to work out a more permanent solution and that the tag "allows us to extend our negotiating window.