Atlanta Falcons’ Deion James to Skip Offseason Workout Program

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones Coach Arthur Smith said that he will not be able to participate in the offseason training program for his team after recovering from a shoulder injury.

Since he was drafted in the second round from LSU in 2016, Jones, 27, has been an integral part of the Falcons defense. He has been a part of all 85 games in Atlanta except two, where he intercepted 11 passes, got 8.5 sacks, and scored five defensive touchdowns.

However, his role has been in doubt recently. Jones was moved to the linebacker position with the emergence and coaching of Dean Pees. Foye Oluokun Atlanta's defense is in its middle.

Oluokun being in Jacksonville now, it was unclear what Jones' role would be this season.

Jones, who was a Pro Bowl selection in 2017, is eligible for a cap hit exceeding $20 million in 2022. A $9.64 million base salary and a $4 million bonus have been fully guaranteed by Roster Management Systems. He could be traded or freed by the Falcons, which would result in a $1,067.059 cap savings. However, it would mean that Jones would have a significant dead cap hit.

Atlanta could, however, choose to keep Jones. The Falcons signed linebackers Rashaan Evans Nick Kwiatkoski In the offseason, drafted as an inside linebacker Troy Andersen In the second round, they were defeated by Montana State. They also have Mykal WalkerHe was the team's number one linebacker. 3 inside linebacker last season, returning.

The Falcons are currently working to clear their large contract roster. Atlanta has already committed more than $63million in dead money for 2022, which includes more than $40million for the quarterback. Matt Ryan (15.5 million) for Indianapolis (traded to Indianapolis). Julio Jones Traded to Tennessee last Year and $4.66 Million for edge rusher Dante FowlerThis offseason, he was cut by.

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