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Julio Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / ATL
Contract: view contract details
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Julio Jones won't play in the Falcons' second preseason game.
It's not a surprise after Jones didn't play the preseason opener. The Falcons are also holding out Devonta Freeman. Both players should start next week's dress rehearsal. Aug 17 - 5:31 PM

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Julio Jones said red-zone success is "all about us being on the same page."

Atlanta moved the ball well last season, finishing eighth in total offense, but they struggled to put points on the board in part because of their red-zone woes. "It's very important for me and Matt to be on the same page down there in the red zone," Jones said. "Not having to think when we get down there, knowing where he's going to put the ball, and knowing what I can do before he puts the ball in there." Jones added it can be tough for him to get the ball because teams bracket him near the end zone, but first-round rookie Calvin Ridley could help draw some attention away. Almost a lock to score more than three times this season, Jones is a great pick at the top of the second round.
Source: ESPN
Aug 9 - 9:18 AM

Julio Jones' restructured contract will pay him an additional $2.9 million in 2018.

Jones knocked his base salary down from $10.5 million to $9 million and was given a $4.4 million signing bonus, so he'll make $13.4 million in 2018 as opposed to $10.5 million. Jones has two years left on his deal after this season. As part of this agreement, the Falcons promised to address his contract next year.
Jul 27 - 10:43 AM

Julio Jones and the Falcons have agreed on a contract adjustment, ensuring Jones will report to training camp on time.

There will be no holdout. Jones had fallen to the bottom of the ten highest-paid wide receivers after three seasons into his latest deal, and got his desired raise after finishing second in the NFL in receiving yards. Julio has incredibly topped 1,400 yards in four straight years. Behind Antonio Brown, he is squarely in the mix to be this year's No. 2-drafted wideout along with Odell Beckham and DeAndre Hopkins. The entire Falcons offense is primed for positive TD regression.
Jul 26 - 12:34 AM

NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports the Falcons are "hopeful" to get something done with Julio Jones.

Jones didn't report for the start of training camp over his contract. The Falcons don't have a ton of cap space after extending Matt Ryan but may want to avoid a messy situation now that Jones is officially holding out. Jones has outlived the six-year, $81 million deal he signed in 2015. He could get a raise closer to the $16M annually Brandin Cooks got from the Rams.
Jul 25 - 7:56 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Julio Jones will not report for training camp.

Jones skipped OTAs and minicamp to show his displeasure with his deal, but the Falcons reportedly informed him he will not get a new contract this year. Tom Pelissero reports Atlanta did promise to look at his contract after the season, but that clearly was not enough to appease the star receiver. Ian Rapoport added Jones "is comfortable sitting out the entire time" if Atlanta does not fix his deal. Even if he ends up skipping all of camp, Jones will still be an elite fantasy option worthy of a first-round pick.
Jul 24 - 8:35 AM

The Athletic's Jeff Schultz reports the Falcons have informed Julio Jones he will not receive a new contract this year.

Jones skipped OTAs and minicamp to show displeasure with his contract, which makes him the league's eighth-highest-paid receiver behind Sammy Watkins, Jarvis Landry, and Davante Adams, among others. The Falcons told Jones they had "not budgeted" for Jones to receive a raise, and are hopeful he will report to training camp on time. Jones would put himself at risk of daily fines by skipping practices. LT Jake Matthews, FS Ricardo Allen, and DT Grady Jarrett are all considered higher-priority extension candidates; Julio is signed through 2020. The Falcons open training camp on July 27.
Jul 18 - 11:01 PM

Matt Ryan said he expects Julio Jones to attend his annual passing camp in July.

Ryan organizes practices with his receivers every year. Jones is skipping this week's minicamp, but Ryan expects him to show up for the informal session. Jones is looking for a "correction or update" to his contract. He is scheduled to make $34.4 million over the final three years of his deal.
Source: ESPN
Jun 14 - 9:18 AM

Julio Jones informed the Falcons he will not attend mandatory minicamp.

The Falcons previously told reporters they thought Jones would attend, but he was a no-show as players filed in on Monday. "We have been in contact with Julio and his representation," the Falcons said in a statement. "We will not discuss those conversations publicly except to say we feel they have been productive and constructive. We understand the concerns and thoughts from their perspective. Although not ideal, Julio informed us today he would not be attending mini-camp." This officially makes Julio a holdout. Jones is currently the NFL's eighth-highest-paid wide receiver.
Jun 11 - 5:07 PM

Julio Jones said his absence from OTAs is not contract related and he expects to spend the rest of his career with the Falcons.

Jones is reportedly looking for a "correction or update" on his contract, but he denies those negotiations have anything to do with his decision to skip OTAs. "Everybody wants a story right now," Jones said. "I'm just working on myself right now. That's all it is. There's no bad blood between me and the team." Jones should be back for the Falcons' mandatory minicamp on June 12.
Source: TMZ Sports
May 29 - 8:53 AM

The Falcons expect Julio Jones to report for mandatory minicamp.

Jones is skipping OTAs as he seeks a new contract. Now just the eighth-highest paid wideout in the league, Jones wants a correction as he heads into his age-29 campaign. It's the correct play from a wideout who might only have 2-3 years of his peak left.
May 22 - 2:36 PM

ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports Julio Jones "hasn't been seen" at the start of OTAs.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Jones was expected to skip last week. The receiver is reportedly looking for a "correction or update" to his current contract. Jones is scheduled to make $34.4 million over the final three years of his deal.
Source: ESPN
May 21 - 9:12 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed Julio Jones is not expected to attend voluntary OTAs next week.

The Falcons aren't overly concerned as Jones was absent for most of OTAs while vacationing in China last offseason. Jones, who made headlines earlier this offseason when he deleted pictures of the Falcons from his social media, is reportedly looking for a "correction or update" to his current deal. Rapoport believes Jones has built up enough goodwill within the organization for the Falcons to accommodate him. The 29-year-old is due a reasonable $10.5 million salary in 2018.
May 18 - 4:37 PM

Julio Jones caught 9-of-16 targets for 101 yards in the Falcons' Divisional Round loss to the Eagles.

Jones went 9/90 in each of the Falcons' playoff games. Although Jones' 88/1,444/3 regular season carried an air of disappointment in fantasy football — three touchdowns, really? — Jones' 1,444 yards were second in the league, as well as the third most of his career. He's cleared 1,400 yards 4-of-4 years since his serious 2013 foot injury. One month shy of his 29th birthday, Jones has yet to display any physical drop-off. One of these years, he's going to regress to the touchdown mean and put up at least 10. He will remain a top-five fantasy wideout for 2018.
Jan 13 - 8:01 PM

Julio Jones (ankle) is active for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Eagles.

Devonta Freeman (knee) and Mohamed Sanu (knee) are also active after being left off the injury report. The Falcons inactives are OG Sean Harlow, OT Austin Pasztor, RB Terrence Magee, WR Marvin Hall, LB Sean Weatherspoon, TE Eric Saubert, and CB Leon McFadden.
Jan 13 - 3:21 PM