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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Breaking down Jake Matthews' contract

By Vaughn McClure

The Atlanta Falcons signed first-round pick Jake Matthews to a four-year deal worth a fully guaranteed $16,434,500. The deal includes a club fifth-year option equal to the transition tender for his position during the fourth year.

Matthews' deal included a signing bonus of $10,268,728 and roster bonuses that are fully guaranteed on the third day of training camp.