With the extension, Babineaux becomes one of the longest-tenured Falcons. He and Roddy White were first signed by the Falcons in 2005.


PINEY BRANCH, Ga. (NBC) -- The Falcons are keeping defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux in the fold for at least a tenth season.

The club announced Tuesday it had reached a three-year contract with Babineaux, who was slated to be an unrestricted free agent.

The 32-year-old Babineaux has played his entire career in Atlanta. He was selected in Round Two of the 2005 draft, one round after the club took wideout Roddy White. Babineaux (6-2, 300) started all 16 games in 2013, recording 42 tackles.

For his career, Babineaux has notched 310 tackles and 23.5 sacks. He has started 92 regular season games in the last six seasons for the Falcons, missing only four games in that span.

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