The Browns have made a deal with the Atlanta Falcons for linebacker Deion Jones as the Browns will only have to swap late round picks.

Deion Jones : Trade | Madden 23 rating | Contract

Deion Jones is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU).

Deion Jones : Trade | Madden 23 rating | Contract

Personal information
Born: November 4, 1994 (age 27)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
       High school:       Jesuit
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52

Jones attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was a three-year starter at middle linebacker.

As a senior, he had 179 tackles, eight sacks, and three interceptions, helping Jesuit to the LHSAA Class 5A quarterfinals, where the Blue Jays lost to Carencro.


After allowing 465 yards of offense in a Week 5 defeat, the Cleveland Browns are adding some defensive reinforcements.

The Browns are acquiring former Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Cleveland is sending a 2024 NFL Draft sixth-round selection to Atlanta for Jones and a 2024 seventh-round pick, Rapoport added.

Deion Jones : Trade | Madden 23 rating | Contract

Jones, a 2017 Pro Bowler for the Falcons, has yet to play this year as he was placed on injured reserve prior to the season’s kickoff after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.

A 2016 second-round pick, Jones’ quick rise helped the Falcons’ run to the Super Bowl in his rookie year. But Jones’ play waned in recent years, as evidenced by his 34.6 overall Pro Football Focus grade in 2021.

Thus, the Falcons move on and the Browns get a tackling machine in the middle, who’s had north of 100 tackles in five of his six previous seasons.

Atlanta will carry a $12.14 million dead cap hit in 2023 from Jones, who has no contract guarantees beyond 2022, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported. The Browns, in turn, owe Jones $1.39 million over the rest of the season, plus $31,250 for each game he’s active, Pelissero added.

Jones restructured his contract before this season, and his base salary of just more than $1 million for 2022 is what Cleveland will inherit as it tries to spark its defense.

Deion jones madden 23 rating 

On Madden NFL 23, Deion Jones has an Overall Rating of 82 with Pass Coverage Archetype and has a Default Running Style.

Deion Jones : Trade | Madden 23 rating | Contract

Player Position         Overall     
Deion Jones MLB 82
Lorenzo Carter ROLB 73
Arnold Ebiketie          LOLB 72
A.J. Terrell Jr. CB 89

On December 8, 2015, it was announced that Jones had accepted his invitation to play in the 2016 Senior Bowl.

On January 30, 2016, Jones played in the Reese’s Senior Bowl and recorded six combined tackles as part of Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coach Gus Bradley’s South team that defeated the North 27–16.

In Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings, Jones recorded his first interception of the season off a pass thrown by Kirk Cousins during the 40–23 win.

And in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions, Jones recorded his first full sack of the season on Matthew Stafford during the 23–22 loss.

Then in Week 12 against the Las Vegas Raiders, Jones intercepted a pass thrown by Derek Carr and returned it 67 yards for his sixth career touchdown during the 43–6 win.

In Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones led the team with 10 tackles and sacked Tom Brady once during the 31–27 loss.


Deion Jones signed a four year extension with the Atlanta Falcons on July 20, 2019.  The extension is worth $57 million in new money with $18.8 million fully guaranteed at signing and a total guarantee of $34 million. 

Deion Jones : Trade | Madden 23 rating | Contract

Contract: 4 yr(s) / $57,000,000    
Signing Bonus $11,000,000
Average Salary $14,250,000
Total Guarantees $34,000,000
Guaranteed at Signing     $18,800,000
Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

Jones base salaries in 2019 & 2020 are fully guaranteed.  Jones can earn a $7 million option bonus (due date unknown at this time) in 2020 and  Jones’ 2021 base salary is guaranteed for injury only at signing and will vest into a full guarantee on the 5th day of the 2021 league year.  If the team does not activate the player option, Jones will receive $12.85 million in guarantees via base salaries.

Deion Jones signed a 4 year, $57,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including a $11,000,000 signing bonus, $34,000,000 guaranteed.

By Rishabh

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