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Julio Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Alabama
Contract: view contract details

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Contract-year WR Julio Jones said a holdout would be "selfish."
Jones' agent and the Falcons are in the midst of extension negotiations. But unlike Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant, Julio has been at practice every day to get reps in the new Kyle Shanahan scheme. (Of course, Dez and Demaryius are not under contract, while Jones is.) "I'm not going to hold out for anything," Julio insisted. "My teammates need me. I'm being selfish if I'm not here and doing what I need to do." Jun 18 - 8:20 AM

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Julio Jones reported for voluntary OTAs Tuesday.

It's only notable because Jones is entering the final year of his contract and is in the process of extension negotiations. No one would fault him for working out on his own as a way to accelerate those talks. But Jones, healthy and set for an eruption as the "X" receiver for Kyle Shanahan, is showing some good faith.
May 26 - 10:34 AM

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said a contract extension for Julio Jones will be a priority.

Now that the draft is over, the Falcons are expected to open negotiations with Jones. He's currently set to hit unrestricted free agency following this season. At just 26 years old with uniquely dominant ability, the Falcons are going to have to pony up Calvin Johnson kind of money. Julio is set to tear the roof off the league this year as Roddy White continues to fade into the distance.
May 4 - 9:37 AM

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

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.
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.
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.
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