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Matthews agrees five-year extension with Falcons

22   //    28 Jul 2018, 02:36 IST
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Jake Matthews

The Atlanta Falcons have tied Jake Matthews to a five-year contract extension reportedly worth $75million.

The left tackle has signed a new deal ahead of the 2018 season, becoming the latest Falcon to commit his future to the team after star receiver Julio Jones, head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

And Matthews, taken by the Falcons with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, is delighted to have the opportunity to continue his career in Atlanta.

"I had a pretty good idea what was going to happen [on Friday] morning," Matthews said. "I was excited to come play ball; all I really want to do is play ball with this team.

"I couldn't be happier. I can't show enough appreciation towards Mr [owner Arthur] Blank or Thomas or coach Quinn, everybody here. I love playing here, I love this city. I'm really blessed."

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