Former LSU linebacker Deion Jones has been traded to the Cleveland Browns after seven seasons with the Falcons.
During his first year as a Falcons starter, Jones tallied 137 tackles, which was one short of matching his career high.
Jones, who is now 27 years old and in his seventh year in the league, has not yet participated in any games this season due to a shoulder injury that he sustained during the offseason.
Jones is currently in the third year of a contract that will pay him $57 million over the course of four years. This contract has the biggest cap hit of any player on the Falcons’ payroll, coming in at $20 million.
Due to the timing of the transaction, Atlanta will retain a budget hit of over $12 million on Jones for next season, while the Browns will pay only about $1.4 million for his salary this year.
Jones has signed up with the Browns and will have an immediate opportunity to make an impact for a playoff-chasing team.
Who did the Browns trade for Deion Jones?
According to the announcement made by the team, the Browns have traded a 2024 sixth-round pick to the Falcons in exchange for linebacker Deion Jones and a 2024 seventh-round pick.