As the offseason headlines have been on training changes and a dramatically improved unpleasant line, the Atlanta Falcons will have to perform a magic act by maintaining numerous Pro Bowl players underneath the cap. The team needs to be worried about keeping Julio Jones, Grady Jarrett, Deion Jones, Keanu Neal, plus Austin Hooper together. All the previous players should be signing top-five offers for their position, with many potentially environment the market.
Thomas Dimitroff was in a difficult spot after deciding to workout Vic Beasley's fifth-year option plus franchising Jarrett, totaling a one yr cap hit of just over $28 million. For comparison, Matt Thomas and Julio Jones cost just a little more than $29 million.
Dimitroff must get a multi-year deal done with Jarrett, and he has under one week remaining to do it. Teams have until This summer 15 at 4 pm in order to work out deals or else the player may play the rest of the year on their franchise label. After that, no new deal could be worked out until next offseason, except if the Falcons plan to tag Jarrett again.
Knowing Jarrett is the very first domino of many, Dimitroff needs to function some magic to keep the Professional Bowl defensive tackle on reducing cap hits to keep the player plug-ins rolling. He only has times left to get a deal done. In case something gets done, it will oftentimes be within hours of the deadline.
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