Falcons sign first-round pick Jerry

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ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-round draft pick Peria Jerry to a five-year contract.

Jerry, an All-American defensive tackle from Mississippi, is the last of the team's eight draft picks to sign.

Jerry enters the start of training camp Saturday with a good chance to win the starting job held last year by Grady Jackson, one of five defensive players to leave the team as free agents.

Jerry had 132 tackles and 11.5 sacks at Mississippi.

Terms of Jerry's deal were not released.

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