Falcons agree to three-year deal with Tyeler Davison

Falcons head coach gives defensive tackle Tyeler Davison a fist bump before facing the Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Falcons head coach gives defensive tackle Tyeler Davison a fist bump before facing the Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

The Falcons, who are concentrating on their own free agents, agreed with defensive tackle Tyeler Davison to a three-year deal, the team announced.

Davison, 27, played in all 16 games last season and started 12 times. He played well against the run. making 55 tackles and four tackles or losses.  His deal is worth $12.5 million with $4.5 million guaranteed.

Davison, who’ 6-foot-2 and 309 pounds, played his first four seasons in the league with the Saints.  He played last season on a one-year $895,000 contract that included a $90,000 signing bounds. A total of $200,000 of the deal was guaranteed.

The Falcons signed fullback Keith Smith to a three-year deal on Saturday and defensive end Steven Means to a one-year deal last Monday.

While the offseason signings are set to pick up, the Falcons have already made some decisions.

Here’s a look at where things stand with the Falcons’ potential unrestricted and restricted free agents:

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS 

OFFENSE 

Kenjon Barner, running back
Matt Schaub, quarterback – Club picked up his option, according to his agent.
Justin Hardy, wide receiver
Austin Hooper, tight end – Will be allowed to hit the market 
Matt Simms, quarterback 
Keith Smith, fullback – Was re-signed to a three-year deal on Saturday, March 14. 
Wes Schweitzer, offensive guard/center – Will be allowed to hit the market

DEFENSE

Vic Beasley, defensive end/linebacker – Will not be re-signed 
De'Vondre Campbell, linebacker – Will be allowed to hit the market 
Adrian Clayborn, defensive end 
Jack Crawford, defensive tackle
Johnathan Cyprien, safety
Tyeler Davison, defensive tackle - Agrees to three-year deal 
Ra'Shede Hageman, defensive tackle – Waived by the team on Jan. 13
Kemal Ishmael, safety/linebacker – Will not be re-signed by Falcons 
Steven Means, defensive end -- Re-signed to a one-year contract on March 9.
Sharrod Neasman, safety 
Jamar Taylor, cornerback 
John Wetzel, offensive lineman – Vested veteran contract terminated and then re-signed.
J.J. Wilcox, safety 
Blidi Wreh-Wilson, cornerback

SPECIAL TEAMS 

Matt Bosher, punter 
Ryan Allen, punter – Signed to a one-year contract extension for $945,000 on Feb. 18
Sam Irwin-Hill, punter – Signed to a one-year contract worth $510,000

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS 

OFFENSE

Brian Hill, running back

DEFENSE

Michael Bennett, defensive tackle

SPECIAL TEAMS 

Younghoe Koo, placekicker – Signed a one-year contract extension for $660,000 on Feb. 18.

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