Jessie Bates III signs with Atlanta Falcons
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Atlanta Falcons are signing star safety Jessie Bates III. The deal is worth $64.02 million over four seasons.
Bates has been one of the best safeties in the NFL over the last few seasons, and it was no secret he was on his way out of Cincinnati. The Falcons add a player with multiple 100-tackle seasons and 14 interceptions in five years. He pairs up with CB AJ Terrell to make up a talented and young secondary as the Falcons continue to spend big in free agency.