The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with safety Ricardo Allen on a three-year, $19.5M contract extension that will keep Allen in Atlanta through the 2021 season, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
Allen has played in 46 games, including 45 starts during his tenure with the Falcons, and has made it clear that he wants to sign long-term with Atlanta, who retained him this offseason by assigning the $2.914M restricted free agent tender to him.
Falcons Working On Contract Extension for Ricardo Allen
Atlanta was able to retain Allen this offseason after attaching the $2.914M restricted free agent tender to him, and Allen signed the deal after spending some time to mull it over.
Allen has expressed his desire to remain in Atlanta, and has started 45 of the 46 games he has played in, becoming a valuable veteran piece to their secondary unit.
Falcons, Jake Matthews agree to Five-Year, $75 million Extension
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with left tackle Jake Matthews on a five-year, $75 million contract extension, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
Matthews, who now will make $15 million annually, will become the third-highest paid offensive lineman in the league behind Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan, who inked a historic extension, and New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder.
Atlanta has been busy this offseason, adjusting the contract of Julio Jones with intentions to sign him to an extension in 2018, and giving extensions to general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn.
Falcons’ Julio Jones Reports To Camp
According to The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz, Atlanta converted roughly $2M of Jones’ 2019 base salary into a bonus for 2018.
“We have had continued dialogue all offseason with Julio and his representation. We have come to an agreement with Julio, and we will re-address everything in 2019. I appreciate everyone’s hard work and communication on this,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement.
“This adjustment does not impede us from working on other extensions with other key members of our football team. We will continue to work on those contracts going forward.”
Jones had 88 receptions for 1,444 yards last season for the Falcons.
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