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7-9, 2nd in NFC South

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Grady Jarrett contract details put out by ProFootballTalk are accurate. So instead of counting $15.209 mil against the 2019 cap, his cap number shrinks to $11 mil. Some more wiggle room when the Falcons try to work a deal with Deion Jones, whose '19 cap number of $1,446,342 is likely to increase with the extension. Julio Jones' '19 cap number of $13,466,666 is likely to decrease. According to NFLPA, Falcons siting at $6,711,089 in cap space, but that's before the Jarrett's contract tinkering.

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Falcons, DT Jarrett beat deadline, reach deal

The Falcons and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett reached agreement on a four-year, $68 million extension before Monday's deadline to sign franchised players.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Now that the Falcons have reached agreement on a $68 million deal with Grady Jarrett, Atlanta is turning its attention to LB Deion Jones. Falcons and Jones' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, scheduled for face-to-face negotiations in Atlanta on Wednesday, per source. Another deal in works.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Pass rush metrics powered by NFL Next Gen Stats, Grady Jarrett beat his block by 2.5 seconds on 33.7% of his pass rushes, which was the 3rd-highest rate among DT/NTs last season including playoffs behind only Aaron Donald (43.5%) and Kawann Short (34.2%).

Jarrett's work ethic led to contract extension with Falcons (1:02)

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

DT Grady Jarrett reached agreement on a four-year, $68 million deal

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan on any advice to Julio Jones as Jones awaits a contract extension: "He knows how to handle it. He handles it in his way, and he handles everything that comes his way really well. I have so much respect for him as a player, but even more respect for him as a man, as a person, as a friend. He should be the one we're going to for advice. He's so mature and wise beyond his years that maybe it should be the other way around. He's on top of it and understands that it's a business but at the same time, prepares and has himself ready to play and cares 100 percent about winning." On Jones possibly becoming the NFL's highest-paid receiver, Ryan said, "I don't like to get involved in other people's stuff, but he deserves everything that comes his way because he's an unbelievable player and is as talented and productive as anyone. He changes the game as much, if not more, than any player in the league." The Falcons hope to get Jones' contract resolved by the start of training camp, July 22. He has two years and more than $21 million remaining on his deal.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons QB Matt Ryan speaks on importance of hydration as part of a Gatorade event at Samuel L. Jones Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.

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Carolina On Our Mind

Mina and SB Nation's Charles McDonald discuss whether the Falcons (6:35), Saints (19:55), Bucs (38:57), and Panthers (48:09) will be better or worse next year. Plus, who from The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz could Mina beat in a race (34:47)?

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Some notes from Thursday's open Falcons' OTA: First-round pick Chris Lindstrom continued to get extensive work with the starters at right guard with Ty Sambrailo working next to him at right tackle. The Falcons rotated Jamon Brown at left guard behind James Carpenter, at least for one segment. First-rounder Kaleb McGary worked behind Sambrailo. ... Second-year wide receiver Russell Gage made a nice juggling catch in the back of the end zone from Matt Schaub in the red zone. Gage has been the primary beneficiary of Julio Jones' absence from OTAs. With Calvin Ridley (foot) sidelined Thursday, Gage appeared to get even more looks. ... Rookie John Cominsky and Ra'Shede Hageman worked together on the defensive interior. Coach Dan Quinn said Hageman's reps will increase as Hageman continues to get his conditioning back ... Rookie corner Jordan Miller showed his length and skill in picking off a pass during one drill.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards290.84th
Rushing Yards98.327th
Points For25.910th
Points Against26.4