Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Signs franchise tag
Jarrett's consent to the franchise tag guarantees he'll remain in Atlanta for 2019 and is a step in the right direction for the two sides to agree to terms of a lucrative multi-year contract. This objective is evidenced by general manager Thomas Dimitroff saying back in March, "Our aim is for (Jarrett) to be an integral part of our plan for many years to come and this allows us to extend our negotiating window." A versatile contributor with 23 tackles for loss and 29 quarterback hits over the past two seasons, Jarrett currently ranks as the NFL's fifth-best interior defensive lineman, per Pro Football Focus. His continued success will be essential to helping Atlanta improve upon a 25th-place finish in rush defense during 2018.
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