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Falcons Sign Safety Jessie Bates To Monster Deal

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Atlanta Falcons are signing former Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates to a four-year, $64.02 million deal that includes $23 million in year one and $36 million in first two years of the deal, per Adam Schefter.

The 27 year-old Bates is now the fourth highest-paid safety in NFL history. He was a second round draft pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018.

In 2022, Bates recorded four interceptions and has 14 total over his five-year NFL career.

Safety Jessie Bates. Photo courtsey of

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