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.
The #Falcons signed DL Allen Bailey to a one-year, $4.5 million extension that included a $3.25M signing bonus, per @RosenhausSports. More cap space for Atlanta, and Bailey gets new guaranteed money in a place he likes. Now signed through 2021.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 25, 2020
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.
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