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Julio Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Alabama
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CBS Sports' Joel Corry expects Julio Jones to aim for $50 million-plus guaranteed on a long-term extension.
Both coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff have stated that signing Jones to an extension is a priority as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. With all four of Jones, Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, and A.J. Green looking for new contracts, we're just waiting for one of them to set the bar. Jones has past foot issues, but is expected to command around $15 million annually. Mar 25 - 9:12 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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Speaking Thursday, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said signing Julio Jones to a long-term contract is a priority.

"Plain and simple, we want Julio here for a long time to come," were Dimitroff's exact words. New coach Dan Quinn said the same thing two weeks ago. Jones has a concerning injury history with his foot, but it wasn't an issue in 2014. He's one of the best overall players in the league. Absent a deal this offseason, Jones will assuredly be franchise tagged in 2016.
Feb 19 - 3:44 PM

The Falcons have not yet approached Julio Jones about a contract extension.

Jones is entering the final year of his contract after ripping the league apart for 104 receptions in 2014. The contracts top wideouts Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas end up signing will go a long way toward determining Jones' market value. If a long-term deal isn't reached, Atlanta also has the option to assign Jones the franchise tag in 2016. One way or another, they're not going to let their freak talent go.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 19 - 9:58 AM

New OC Kyle Shanahan put Julio Jones in the same category as Andre Johnson.

Shanahan spent four years with Johnson in Houston (2006-09). During that time, Johnson averaged 6.6 catches for 90.2 yards and 0.52 TDs per game, easily top-5 WR numbers. We'd argue that Julio has even more explosive talent than Johnson and is set for a contract-year eruption as Shanny's "X" receiver. Even Pierre Garcon was able to record a 113-1,346-5 line on a league-leading 184 targets in 2013 while playing that "X" spot for Shanahan.
Feb 10 - 12:33 PM

New coach Dan Quinn confirmed getting Julio Jones signed to a long-term contract is a priority.

Jones, who just turned 26 years old, is heading into the final year of his rookie deal. The Falcons should explore an extension this offseason if they want to avoid using the franchise tag on him a year from now. As an other-worldly talent set to play the Andre Johnson/Pierre Garcon "X" role for Kyle Shanahan, Julio is poised for an eruption as long as his health cooperates.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 5 - 9:07 AM

Julio Jones caught 4-of-8 targets for 58 yards in the Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Panthers.

Jones was in and out of the game after reportedly aggravating a preexisting knee injury. That's the story of Jones' season, as he battled multiple lower-body ailments despite missing just one game. He still had the best season of his career, totaling 104 catches for 1,593 yards and six touchdowns. Legitimately dominant on the outside when at or near full health, Jones will be a surefire WR1 and first- or second-round pick in fantasy drafts next season. He has one year left on his contract at 25 years old. Matt Ryan also still has a ton of game left at 30.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:35:00 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer confirms Julio Jones (oblique) will play Week 17 against the Panthers.

According to Breer, the Falcons feel so good about Julio that they don't even need to put him through pregame tests. He isn't at 100 percent, but should dominate targets in this winner-takes-the-NFC-South tilt.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:59:00 AM

Julio Jones (oblique) returned to practice Friday.

He's listed as questionable but is going to play Sunday with the NFC South on the line against the Panthers. Jones isn't 100 percent but will be peppered with targets.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 11:17:00 AM

Julio Jones (oblique) remained sidelined Thursday.

Jones could miss Friday's session, as well, but will suit up at less than 100 percent health for Sunday's winner-take-all tilt against the Panthers. He can be trusted in daily leagues.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Julio Jones (oblique) did not practice Wednesday.

Jones didn't look fully healthy last week, but still managed seven catches for a team-high 107 yards. The Falcons are resting him leading up to Sunday's NFC South championship. Roddy White (ankle) was also held out.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Following Sunday's win at New Orleans, Julio Jones (oblique) said he'll be "OK" for Week 17.

Jones wasn't 100 percent Sunday, but was healthy enough to put seven catches and a team-high 107 yards on the Saints. "I felt OK," he said. "I know I needed to be out there with my teammates. ... I felt pretty good: Not 100 percent, but it was good enough to go out there and get the W." We wouldn't expect Jones to practice much, if at all this week. But considering the Falcons are playing the Panthers for the NFC South next week, he'll almost certainly be starting again.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:06:00 PM

Julio Jones caught 7-of-8 targets for 107 yards Week 16 against the Saints.

Jones did not play every snap, but he played the vast majority despite not practicing at all leading up to the game. Jones did not appear to be 100 percent healthy, but he still made several big plays including a huge 24-yard grab that set up the Falcons for a touchdown with little time left in the second quarter. Jones appeared to escape the game without any setbacks, meaning he should be good to go for the winner take all game against the Panthers next week.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:09:00 PM

According to Jay Adams of the Falcons' official site, Julio Jones (oblique) is "really passing the eye test" in warmups.

Adams is an employee of the team, so it's possible he's wearing rose-colored glasses. But his observations are worth passing along. Adams says Julio "looks strong, loose, ready" and is "running well." The Falcons desperately need to win this game over the Saints and desperately need their No. 1 WR as more than a decoy. We've ranked him 17th among wideouts.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 12:45:00 PM

Julio Jones (strained oblique) is officially active for Week 16 against the Saints.

The Falcons reportedly saw enough from Jones in a pre-game workout to make him active despite Jones missing every practice this week. Jones could be limited by his oblique injury, but the buzz around Falcons' camp has always been he would be more than a decoy if active. He is a risky play during championship week, but his upside makes him a mid-range WR2 even with the risk.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:21:00 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday Countdown that Julio Jones' specific injury is a strained oblique.

Mort also reiterated that the Falcons are "optimistic" Jones will play today. The Falcons visit the Saints in a 1pm ET game, so we will have Julio's activity or lack thereof posted on the website no later than noon ET today.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:18:00 AM