Falcons place franchise tag on DT Grady Jarrett

Grady Jarrett is heading support to Atlanta for no much less than one more season.
The Atlanta Falcons announced on Monday that they placed the franchise imprint on the star defensive kind out.

Falcons overall manager Thomas Dimitroff said that the workforce is silent working with Jarrett on a protracted-term extension.
“As we possess said since the tip of the season, getting a deal achieved with Grady is our precedence,” Dimitroff said, per the workforce’s web characteristic. “Making employ of the franchise imprint to him does no longer change that in any capacity. Our plot is for Grady to be a essential a part of our concept for just a few years yet to map and this permits us to prolong our negotiating window.”
The Falcons possess except July 15 to figure out a protracted-term take care of Jarrett.
Jarrett will fabricate around $15.2 million on the franchise imprint this season, if he signs the imprint, rather a lift from the $1.97 million he reaped in 2018.
One among the league’s rising inside defensive linemen, Jarrett has started 46 of 61 video games performed in Atlanta since being selected within the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over his four seasons in Atlanta, Jarrett has logged 179 tackles, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles. In the Falcons’ Trim Bowl LI loss to the New England Patriots, Jarrett recorded a game-high three sacks of Tom Brady.

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