As part of the agreement, Crawford will attend counseling, complete a life class titled “Choices, Chances, Changes,” and be under supervised probation for the next six months.
After that Crawford anger management assessment and follow-up will be scheduled at the end of the time period.
Eagles HC Doug Pederson says having DC Jim Schwartz as a former head coach helping him run the defense has been invaluable.
“He’s been tremendous for me,” Pederson said via 94WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks. “To have someone with his experience, his background, being a former head coach in this league, to really – especially probably my first two years – really have the defense under control from the standpoint of managing that, where I can spend time implementing the offense and teaching the offense. I’ve been able to bounce a lot of ideas, whether it be a training camp practice or offseason practice, or a travel schedule, or asking about a defensive philosophy or concepts, anything of that nature where he and I had the connection that way. Being able to spend more time this offseason, last offseason, last season – being able to spend more time myself – over on the defensive side, just hearing the dialogue and conversation, he’s very detailed. Which I am, too, which is a plus. It’s been very easy from me from the standpoint of I don’t really have to be too concerned with the defensive side because I know it’s well-handled.”
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said LB Deion Jones, who recently received a four-year $57 million extension, has “proven himself to be a leader” and is an “essential part” of their defense.
“Deion has quickly proven himself to be a leader both on and off the field, and today’s agreement reflects that,” Dimitroff said, via Curtis Jackson. “He is an essential part of our emerging defense and we are excited to secure him for years to come.”
The next thing on Jones’ list is gaining a little bit of weight. He played in 2018 at around 219 pounds, Falcons LB coach Jeff Ulbrich wants him a little bit higher than that.
“On the opposite side of 225,” Jones said via ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. “It’s been a process, and I’m trying to do it the right way. My metabolism is fast. I just have to do things the right way. I think I have a pretty good plan this year.”