Cleveland Browns trade for Atlanta Falcons Pro-Bowl LB Deion Jones, reports say

Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Deion Jones (45) walks off the field after an NFL football...
Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Deion Jones (45) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Atlanta. The New Orleans Saints won 30-20. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)(Danny Karnik | AP)
Published: Oct. 9, 2022 at 9:42 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns have traded for Atlanta Falcons Pro-Bowl LB Deion Jones on Sunday, according to reports from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

Jones, the former second-round pick from LSU, had 87 solo tackles, 2 sacks and a forced fumble during his 2021 campaign with the Falcons, the team he has been with for his entire career prior to Sunday night’s trade.

The Browns acquired the 2017 Pro Bowl linebacker and a 2024 seventh-round pick for their own 2024 sixth-round pick, according to insider Albert Breer.

The Browns will be paying Jones, 27, around $1.39 million for his expiring contract, according to insider Tom Pelissero.

The trade comes hours after the Browns 30-28 loss against the Los Angeles Chargers, where Cleveland’s defense gave up 238 yards of offense on the ground. The Browns also suffered a major blow to their defensive front after the season-ending quadriceps tear to Anthony Walker during the week 3 game against the Steelers.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.