Falcons sign Allen Bailey to one-year, $4.5 million restructured deal

Falcons defensive end Allen Bailey suits up for practice during training camp on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Flowery Branch.
Falcons defensive end Allen Bailey suits up for practice during training camp on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Flowery Branch.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

Falcons defensive end Allen Bailey, in a contract restructure, signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal that included a $3.25 million signing bonus, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus on Wednesday.

The Falcons restructured contracts for Matt Ryan, Jake Matthews and Bailey, who had a salary-cap number of $5.9 million for 2020.

Bailey, 31, is from Sapelo Island and played at Miami and McIntosh County Academy. As a high school senior, he was a member of the AJC’s Super 11 in 2006.

He was drafted in the third round (86th overall) of the 2011 draft.

Before last season, Bailey had spent his entire career with the Chiefs. He’s played in 117 NFL games and has made 66 starts.

Bailey, who has 20.5 career sacks, is more of a run-stuffing defensive end. He played in 15 games and made five starts for the Falcons last season. He finished with 26 tackles and one sack, two quarterback hits and four tackles for losses.

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