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DL Allen Bailey has signed a one-year, $4.5M extension with the Atlanta Falcons, that includes a $3.25M signing bonus, per his agent Drew Rosenhaus.
The nine-year veteran lineman is now signed with the Falcons through 2021. He came to Atlanta in 2019 after playing eight seasons with the Chiefs. He’s technically considered a defensive end, but he didn’t rack up the sacks last year in Atlanta, recording just one on the season.
Bailey had two sacks against the Texans for a total of three tackles plus an assist.
Sacks score points in most fantasy leagues and Bailey led the Chiefs in that category against the Texans.
Allen Bailey is still feeling effects of the concussion he suffered in week 13 against the Broncos, and is out this week.
Bailey was a part of a vaunted front for the Chiefs defense up until his concussion took him out. He will be looking to get back and return some of the depth to the Chiefs defensive line as soon as he is cleared.
Bailey has started 10 games this year for the Chiefs and he will be missed on the defensive line against the Cardinals.
Bailey had a huge impact in the first half of the season for the Chiefs, racking four sacks over the first eight games, but he has been relatively quiet since. He had eight tackles in a Week 10 win over the Bills, but has been under five tackles and held without a sack in four of his past five games. The Chiefs will have to fill Bailey's gap on the defensive line against the league's 31st rushing attack of Arizona.