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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Back-to-back games with sack

    Jarrett registered five tackles (three solo) and one sack during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Browns. Jarrett recorded at least five tackles and one sack for the third time this season. Aside from a lackluster performance against the Rams, the veteran defensive tackle has been a major force for Atlanta's defense this season, totaling 16 tackles and 3.5 sacks through four games.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Records sack in win

    Jarrett notched five tackles (four solo), including three for loss, and one sack during Sunday's 27-23 win over the Seahawks. Jarrett was in the backfield on multiple occasions to shut down Seattle's rushing attack, but his lone sack couldn't have come at a better time. After a costly fumble by Marcus Mariota late in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks were driving, but Jarrett sacked Geno Smith for a 10-yard loss on third down, and Richie Grant sealed the victory with an interception on the next play. Across the first three games of the season, Jarrett has totaled 11 tackles (seven solo) and 2.5 sacks.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Secures extension

    Jarrett and the Falcons came to terms Tuesday on a three-year extension worth up to $51 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The deal includes $34.5 million fully guaranteed, according to Rapoport. The deal lowers Jarrett's cap figure for 2022 while simultaneously giving the star defensive lineman some added financial security. Though the one sack he recorded in 17 games in 2021 matched his lowest total since his rookie season in 2015, Jarrett remained effective as a run stopper with 59 tackles (38 solo).
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Day officially done

    Jarrett (groin) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. With Atlanta having no postseason aspirations left to play for, there's little reason to rush back the two-time Pro Bowler and defensive cornerstone. Jarrett closes out his 2020 campaign with a career-high 20 QB hits, though his four sacks represent a step down from his totals of six and 7.5 between 2018 and 2019, respectively. The 27-year-old also notched eight-plus tackles for loss in a fourth consecutive campaign.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Limited showing Wednesday

    Jarrett (groin) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports. Jarrett is back on the injury report again with the groin injury that has caused him to manage his practice reps this season. The Clemson product has yet to miss time this season, playing 79 percent of defensive snaps in last week's loss to New Orleans. If he continues to practice in some fashion this week he'll likely be out there for Week 14 against the Chargers.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Practices in limited fashion

    Jarrett (back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Jarrett played through a hip injury over the last two games, and now he's bothered by a back issue. This is worth monitoring as the week goes on, as Jarrett consistently leads the Falcons' defensive line in snaps, and he's recorded 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks through five contests.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Ready to rock

    Jarrett (hip) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Jarrett was limited in Friday's practice, but he handled 78 percent of defensive snaps Week 4 while playing through the lingering hip injury, so it doesn't look as though his workload is in much danger of diminishing versus Carolina. As the Falcons eye their first win of the season, Jarrett will be counted on to pressure Teddy Bridgewater and slow down Mike Davis.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Limited in Wednesday's session

    Jarrett (hip) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Jarrett hasn't missed a game since 2018, and the defensive tackle was able to suit up in Week 4 after injuring his hip in Week 3. While he may not upgrade to a full practice at any point, Jarrett's likely to tough it out come Sunday's game against the Panthers.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Ready for MNF

    Jarrett (hip) will play in Monday's game versus the Packers. Jarrett will avoid missing his first game since the 2018 season. The Clemson product is off to a hot start this year with 14 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery through three games, and he'll be tasked with slowing down running back Aaron Jones and pressuring Aaron Rodgers in Week 4.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Back at practice Friday

    Jarrett (hip) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Jarrett suffered this injury in Week 3's loss to the Bears and was unable to practice Thursday, but he participated in Friday's session. It's a positive sign for his chances of playing Monday versus the Packers, but if he can't shake off the injury in time, John Cominsky will likely take over as a starting defensive tackle.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Tallies another sack in Week 16 win

    Jarrett accounted for three tackles and one sack during Sunday's 24-12 win against the Jaguars. The ascending defensive star reached the six-sack mark for a second consecutive campaign, and simultaneously achieved 11-plus tackles for loss for the second time over the past three years. In addition to his run-stuffing prowess, Jarrett has been an exceptionally valuable interior lineman given his ability to disrupt the passer. Jarrett has 44 QB hits in 45 regular-season games since the start of 2017, and he has finally been rewarded with his first career Pro-Bowl nod. Jarrett looks to get after Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston in Week 17, a quarterback who has been sacked 46 times while committing an astronomical 33 giveaways on the year.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Racks up six tackles

    Jarrett collected six tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, during Sunday's 29-22 win against the 49ers. The Pro-Bowl buzz continues to build around Jarrett, as the 2015 fifth-round draft choice now has 5.5-plus sacks in consecutive seasons, as well as a career-high 65 tackles with two games remaining in the 2019 campaign. Jarrett has tackles for loss in back-to-back outings, but he carries a five-game sack drought heading into a Week 16 matchup against a Jacksonville offensive line that ranks among the bottom half of the league with 36 sacks allowed.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Sack machine in Week 10 win

    Jarrett amassed 2.5 sacks during Sunday's 26-9 win against New Orleans. The 26-year-old interior lineman spearheaded a breakout Week 10 for the Falcons' pass rush, as Atlanta generated six sacks on Saints quarterback Drew Brees after managing just seven sacks through the first eight outings of the year. In addition to his typical run-stuffing prowess, Jarrett has been emerging as a pocket disrupter of late, picking up QB hits in each of his past three appearances as well as 3.5 combined sacks over Atlanta's two most recent games against Seattle and New Orleans. Week 11 presents an opportunity for Jarrett to get after young Panthers signal-caller Kyle Allen, who has five lost fumbles already on the season.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Superb performance

    Jarrett made eight tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Seahawks. The tackle tally was a single-game career high, and Jarrett now has 44 tackles and three sacks through eight games. It appears Jarrett will achieve multiple career bests this year, as the fifth-year pro is set up well to shatter his previous high of 55 stops, and he's on pace to match last year's six-sack total.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Picks up injury

    Jarrett (abdomen) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Jarrett logged his lowest snap share (61 percent) of the season in Week 7 against the Rams, so perhaps he suffered this injury at some point during the loss. The fifth-year pro's absence could leave a major void on the Falcons' interior defensive line, which will be a problem against the Seahawks' run-heavy offense.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Injury not serious

    Coach Dan Quinn said Monday that he expects to have Jarrett (toe) available for practice near the end of the week, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. Jarrett suffered a toe injury during Sunday's loss to the Colts. While it appears that the starting defensive tackle may not participate in practice to begin the week, it doesn't seem that Jarrett is nursing a long-term injury. It remains to be seen whether Jarrett will manage to suit up Week 4 versus the Titans.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Hurts toe Sunday

    Jarrett (toe) is questionable to return to Sunday's game versus the Colts, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. The injuries are stacking up on the Falcons' defense, as Takkarist McKinley (knee) and Keanu Neal (Achilles) have already left. Jarrett made one tackle for a loss before leaving this contest. Jack Crawford figures to take on Jarrett's workload for the time being.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Well-rounded performance

    Jarrett recorded five tackles (four solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 28-12 loss to the Vikings. Jarrett is already living up to the massive extension ($17 million AAV) he signed this offseason by showcasing his versatility as a run-stopper and pass rusher. He was the only Falcons player to get to Kirk Cousins. Jarrett will have another tough matchup in Week 2, as he attempts to take down Eagles QB Carson Wentz, who was dropped just once in the season opener.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Signs extension before deadline

    Jarrett is signing a four-year, $68 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Jarrett and the Falcons appear to have reached an agreement just an hour or two before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchise-tagged players. The 26-year-old defensive tackle averaged 51.7 tackles (27.3 solo) and 4.3 sacks over the past three seasons, including a career-high six sacks in 2018. The $17 million average annual value on his contract ranks third among defensive tackles, behind the Rams' Aaron Donald and the Eagles' Fletcher Cox.
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  • Falcons' Grady Jarrett: Clock ticking on extension

    Jarrett will play the 2019 season under the $15.2 million franchise if he and the Falcons are unable to agree on a contract extension by Monady, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Arguably the Falcons' top defensive player last season, Jarrett collected six sacks, 16 quarterback hits, eight tackles for loss and three forced fumbles for an injury-plagued unit. General manager Thomas Dimitroff has been adamant that the team wants Jarrett to be a cornerstone of the defense for years to come, so there should be plenty of motivation for the organization and the defensive tackle to work out a long-term deal.
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