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Julio Jones, Falcons contract talks stalling significantly

Julio Jones is set to hit free agency following this season, and the Atlanta Falcons were hoping to get a new long-term deal done with him before the 2015 season kicked off. That doesn’t appear all that likely at this point in time, especially with the news that the two sides are stalling in contract discussions. Falcons owner Arthur Blank remained optimistic today re: Julio...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons why this season will be special for the Atlanta Falcons

The secret is starting to get out of Atlanta. Usually people, outside of real Falcons fanatics, know that Julio Jones and Matt Ryan are pretty good football players but that is about all. Lately, there are a few others that are taking notice, however reluctantly. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up in terms of general interest Fantasy Preview: The top-75 WRs...
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Report: Julio Jones close to new deal, owner says he needs a new car

Atlanta Falcons team owner Arthur Blank says the team is close to signing a contract extension for wide receiver Julio Jones, who needs the cash to purchase a new car. “Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones is close to signing ‘one of the major contracts in the NFL‘ with the Falcons, team owner Arthur Blank said on Monday (h/t The former Alabama standout needs to...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Contract Talks Between Falcons & Julio Jones “Stalled Significantly” Last Week

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that contract talks between the Falcons and WR Julio Jones “stalled significantly” last week. Even so, Mortensen adds that Falcons owner Arthur Blank remains optimistic that a deal with eventually get done. According to Mortensen, there’ still no threat of Jones holding out for a new contract, and he’s content playing out the year under...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is letting Julio Jones walk the best thing for the Atlanta Falcons franchise?

I have spent the better part of the 2015 off-season waiting for Arthur Blank’s phone call. Despite my willingness to lend a free phone consultation to my local NFL team, no call appears to be coming. Had Mr. Blank chosen to reach out, I would have thanked him so much for his quaint front office reshuffle, and the firing of the previous coaching regime. Changes like that help us...
Via cover32
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcon for life? Julio Jones says yes

Receivers of Julio Jones’ caliber don’t come along every year, and the Atlanta Falcons must re-sign their elite wideout following the 2015 NFL season. Fortunately for the Falcons, though, he’s “on the same page” with owner Arthur Blank and wants to remain with the franchise throughout his career. According to ESPN, Jones said of the impending contract discussions: “We’re...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons must get Julio Jones locked up to new deal

The Atlanta Falcons are hoping to turn things around during the upcoming 2015 NFL season after a disappointing year last season. They finished last year at 6-10, and never looked like legitimate playoff contenders in the NFC. Julio Jones once again had a very solid all-around season, and is now looking to get a new deal with the Falcons locked up. During the 2014 season with the...
Via This Given Sunday
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones extension: What are the Atlanta Falcons waiting for?

It’s not like Julio Jones is holding out. But the Atlanta Falcons star receiver is looking for a new contract and it would be smart if the deal is finalized before Week 1. Jones’ initial rookie contract expires after this season and his stature as an NFL receiver is near the top. He’ll be counting $10.176 million towards the Falcons salary cap this season. Falcons owner Arthur...
Via EndZoneScore
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons owner on Julio Jones: ‘We expect Julio to be lifer’

The Atlanta Falcons are in the midst of attempting to lock up wide receiver Julio Jones with a contract extension, but owner Arthur Blank would like to take things a step further. Speaking about the negotiations with Jones and his “very professional agent,” Blank spoke in glowing terms about the receiver. He also said he hopes the elite receiver never leaves Atlanta. “We expect...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Julio Jones Could Have New Deal with Falcons Before Training Camp

With the bar set for elite NFL wide receivers, there is a “general sense” the Atlanta Falcons and Julio Jones could have an extension signed before the start of training camp. The Falcons open camp on July 31, meaning the team has two weeks to hammer out a deal with the stud receiver. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure notes the two sides have yet to come to the negotiating table at this...
Via Sportsnaut
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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