Posted: 9:53 am Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Jonathan Babineaux thanks his family, fans 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

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Defensive tackle/end Jonathan Babineaux is elated to return to the Falcons and stay in the community.

Defensive end Jonathan Babineaux, who played out a five-year, $25 million contract, re-signed with the Falcons at a reduced rate on Tuesday.

Babineaux, 32, signed a three-year extension at $3 million per year, which suggests the Falcons believe that the defensive tackle/end can handle a reduced roll in the defensive line rotation.

Babineaux, who was drafted in 2005 by the Falcons, was elated to have the opportunity to finish his career with the franchise.

“I started my NFL career 9 years ago as an Atlanta Falcon and I am happy to announce that I am continuing as a proud member of the Atlanta Falcons family,” Babineaux said in a statement released by his publicist Cherry Banez. “I want to thank my family, friends, the Atlanta Falcons organization, and my fans for their love and support on and off the gridiron.

“I consider these 10 years and more with the Atlanta Falcons as blessings from God to be able to provide for my family and to give back to the Atlanta community. Remaining an Atlanta Falcon and in Atlanta as my home were the best decisions for me and my family.

“Thanks again to my family, friends, fans, the press for your support, see you at camp and the games soon!”

Babneaux is a tireless community worker and has donated to more than 80 charities, foundations, at-risk schools and non-profit organizations that serve the medically-fragile or under served adults and children of Atlanta and Port Arthur, Texas.

He recently added Hollywood executive producer to his resume – as one of the executive producers of T.D. Jakes’ movie “Woman Thou Art Loose Part 2″ starring movie stars Blair Underwood and Pam Grier.

 

24 comments
FalconJames
FalconJames

I am happy to see there are still NFL players out there more concerned with Family and Community than they are with money.


Congrats Babs for closing the deal. I am glad you are in Atlanta.

ATLFan
ATLFan

I'm happy I can proudly wear my Babineaux jersey to Falcons games for 3 more years!

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

Good move.  This guy should have had at least 3 pro bowls.

falconfever
falconfever

Good move/ Babs gives all on every play. Now go after Steve Smith!!


MDSJR
MDSJR

Very good move by the Falcons

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

Good news, good signing.  Going to love watching our running backs run right past him and Drew getting the no pressure in the pocket from that side of the line.   I know Brees is happy about this signing!  

GEAUX SAINTS!!!

ryesouvie
ryesouvie

He is one of my all time favorite players. I didn't realize how much time/effort he gives to the communities in texas and here. He has always played hard and that's all you can expect. Go Falcons!

Dasdguy
Dasdguy

Osi and jackson swapping downs and w/ Babs on the otherside. this could be fun to watch.

Dman
Dman

And thanks for your community work with "keep kids in school" with the United Way.

Dman
Dman

Happy for you Babs. Your a solid player and we fans are happy to have you back. Now, let's go win a Superbowl.

falcoon
falcoon

Great move for Babneaux, has taken care of his money, understands he is getting up in age and willing to take less money to not disrupt his family having to up and move to end his career with another team. I think he can still bring it and with a reduced role, even more so now.

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

@ATLFan It will come in handy for you for those old time jersey games!

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@SeenThatB4  Here lately I don't think Brees has been too happy about playing the Falcons under Mike Nolan. He had the worst  game of his career against us a couple seasons ago. 5 interceptions. And he hasn't been that successful against us in terms of having a big day. I don't think Brees looks forward to playing the Falcons especially now that we have personnel to fit the 3-4 and Brees can't handle all the looks we give him. He's a midget QB with no vision. Get in his face and he'll throw you some picks. In 2012 he led the league in interceptions thrown.



DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@SeenThatB4  I don't know why he'd be happy considering Babineaux leads the NFL since 2005 amongst all DTs with 49.5 tackles for loss. But keep your trolling. You're not even a good troll yet.

JSSN
JSSN

@DawgGoneIt

You sound like that nut Esquire whining about the Brees. In two games against the Saints this past season, the Falcons gave up and gave 612 passing yards in two games in 2013. That includes 4 touchdown passes and only 1 interception!  That "midget QB with no vision" is the only one who has ever put together 4 seasons of over 4500 yards. I've told y'all over and over again, that I stay out of your "Saints-Falcons pissing contests" until it links up with Drew Brees. That is idiocy in its highest form! He has a winning record in the playoffs, has 65% postseason completion rate and 24 TDs to 6 INTs in that time. You people are amazing! By the way, the teams that have given the Saints problems are 4-3 defenses with edge rushers and big physical corners who disrupt route timing. Trufant and Alford might jump routes, but they aren't pushing anyone off their routes! Crazy talk!

ATL89
ATL89

@DawgGoneIt @SeenThatB4  Good luck with that 10 million dollar Byrd you guys just purchased, and good look with getting more talent with that salary cap.

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

@DawgGoneIt  I guess Drew Brees is happy, no...estatic is the correct word, because the only time Babineaux touched him last year was when they shook hands.    That's why.  

GEAUX SAINTS!!!

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

@ATL89  Undercover Falcan't fan?   Ah, ha, ha, ha, ha!   Not hardly!    Born, raised and still living in New Orleans.  Besides, the real undercover falcan't fans all reside in Atlanta!  And I can't lame them, if  I were a falcan't fan, I'd go undercover too, Deep, deep undercover.

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

@ATL89 @DawgGoneIt It's a six year deal, so it's very CAP friendly this year.  It'll get restructured eventually. 

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@ATL89 @DawgGoneIt @SeenThatB4  I hope you're talking to STB4 because I've been a Falcons fan all my life. You tagged my named first so I don't know who you're speaking to.