Tandy Posted April 24, 2019 Share Posted April 24, 2019 Falcons exercised 5th year option on Neal https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/falcons-exercise-fifth-year-option-on-pro-bowl-safety-keanu-neal?fbclid=IwAR3f358APkFhVFw9zqthEfFeKq7kYQ9SEWcVpAQcZ3i6d3I5fMCOZrenAnY Falcons exercise fifth-year option on Pro Bowl safety Keanu Neal Will McFadden ATLANTAFALCONS.COM FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons exercised the fifth-year option on safety Keanu Neal’s contract on Wednesday. RELATED CONTENT Jarrett signs Falcons' franchise tender Falcons 2019 free agency tracker Neal, 23, was selected by the Falcons with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has started every single game he's played during his three-year NFL career and was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2017 season. Neal tore his ACL in the Falcons’ season opener of the 2018 season and was sidelined for the remainder of the year. Since entering the league, Neal has recorded 220 tackles, 14 pass defenses, eight forced fumbles and one interception. Since the most recent NFL collective bargaining agreement, which took effect in 2011 and put in place the fifth-year option on first-round rookie contracts, the Falcons have exercised the fifth-year option on each player they’ve selected in the first round. Atlanta utilized the fifth-year option on receiver Julio Jones in 2014, but he agreed to a long-term extension with the team prior to the final year of his rookie deal. Lethal, Cole World, rounz and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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