Falcons Reach Deals With Matthews, Hageman

The Falcons have agreed to terms on contracts with their top two draft picks, the team announced today (via Twitter). Sixth overall pick Jake Matthews and 37th overall selection Ra’Shede Hageman have reached agreements with Atlanta, leaving just two unsigned rookies out of the club’s nine-player draft class.

Matthews becomes the seventh first-rounder to agree to a deal with his new NFL club, and the second-highest pick to do so, after Oakland’s Khalil Mack, who went fifth overall. As Jason Fitzgerald’s figures at OverTheCap.com show, the offensive tackle’s four-year contract features a signing bonus of about $10.269MM and an overall base value of around $16.43MM, and also includes a fifth-year option for the 2018 season. As for Hageman, the defensive lineman’s signing bonus should be a more modest $2.2MM, with his four-year deal checking in at about $5.336MM.

With Matthews and Hageman now locked up, only third-round safety Dezmen Southward and fourth-round running back Devonta Freeman still need to ink their deals with the Falcons. To keep tabs on all of this year’s draft pick signings, check out our tracker right here.

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