Report: Falcons, Jarrett gaining hope of reaching deal before deadline
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The Atlanta Falcons and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett are hopeful they can reach a long-term agreement before Monday's deadline for franchise-tagged players, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes after an earlier report from Schefter that a deal was unlikely.

Without a new contract, Jarrett will play on a one-year tender worth $15.2 million.

Jarrett was Atlanta's fifth-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft and has emerged as one of the league's top defensive tackles.

The interior rusher accumulated a career-high six sacks and three forced fumbles in 2018.

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Report: Falcons, Jarrett gaining hope of reaching deal before deadline
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