Falcons starting middle linebacker Deion Jones was named the league’s defensive rookie of the month on Thursday.
Jones, a second-round pick from LSU, has started the first three games of the season and had a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown in the 45-32 win over the Saints. Jones also has made 25 tackles.
Jones is the third player in franchise history to win the NFL rookie of the month award – first defensive player – joining Julio Jones and Matt Ryan.
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