The Falcons traded Deion Jones final evening. That would’ve been an earth-shattering transfer a yr in the past and it’s nonetheless an enormous deal now,
However, I don’t suppose it took anybody unexpectedly right here in October 2022.
Jones will land in Cleveland with a shot to begin and revive a once-wildly profitable profession as long as he’s wholesome,
And the Falcons will probably be transferring on from a participant with an enormous contract that not has figured into the workforce’s plans.
As a result of Jones being on injured reserve via the primary 5 weeks of the season, the Falcons’ roster shouldn't be impacted in any respect.
Roster implications are restricted
There isn't any free roster spot as a result of Jones not taking over one, and the workforce will proceed to hold 5 inside linebackers on the energetic roster.
Atlanta obtained a 2024 sixth spherical choice in alternate for Deion Jones and a 2024 seventh spherical choice.
Draft implications are small, as effectively
The Falcons aren’t precisely rolling around in cap house the way in which they'd have been in the event that they traded Jones earlier this summer season, after June 1 however earlier than the restructure.
Cap implications are extra important
They’re nonetheless releasing up some house long-term, even within the speedy useless cash is awe-inspiring.