Atlanta Falcons defensive end Allen Bailey will return as a rotational player for the defensive line. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Allen Bailey is sticking in Atlanta through at least the 2021 season. NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reports that the defensive lineman has signed a one-year, $4.5M extension. The deal includes a $3.25M signing bonus.

There were reports yesterday that Bailey (along with Matt Ryan and Jake Matthews) had restructured his contract. While this transaction did save the Falcons some money for 2020, it ended up being an extension instead of a pure restructuring.

The former third-round pick spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Chiefs, but he ended up sitting in free agency for much of last offseason. He eventually caught on with Atlanta, and he proceeded to play an important rotational role for his new squad. In 15 games (five starts), Bailey compiled 26 tackles and one sack.

In total, the 31-year-old has appeared in 117 regular season games, collecting 20.5 sacks.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.



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