Falcons Re-Sign Defensive End Kroy Biermann For 3 Years, $9 Million

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The Falcons have re-signed Biermann to what Jason La Canfora is calling a three-year deal worth $9 million, with another $3 million in incentives. The Falcons are making an effort to take care of their own ahead of the opening of free agency early next week.

Biermann's just 26-years-old and a useful rotational end. He has 12.5 sacks in four seasons with the Falcons and a handful of huge plays, including two interceptions returned for touchdowns and a fumbling fumble recovery return for another. He's also hugely useful on special teams even when he isn't kicking off and is one of the team's surer tacklers. You can decide if that's a backhanded compliment or not.

The Falcons know Kroy Biermann and he's familiar with the team, which is a plus. If they strike out big-time this off-season, Biermann could even ending up drawing starter's snaps outside, though I'm positive the Falcons would prefer to avoid that outcome. More than likely he'll rotate in to relieve Ray Edwards and the mystery end to come, which the team knows he can do.

So it's not the defensive upgrade we're all chomping at the bit for, but the contract keeps one of the team's most versatile players around for a while longer. It's also worth noting that we don't know how the contract is structured and how much is guaranteed yet. Hopefully Duff Man's best days are still ahead of him.

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