Julio Jones is ready to work, attends OTAs without new contract

While multiple veterans are skipping out on OTAs in an attempt to land new deals, Julio Jones will apparently not be one of those players. The ridiculously talented wide receiver from the Atlanta Falcons is ready to let the contract work itself out while doing what he does best. According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, Jones attended the start of OTAs without his long-term extension...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Julio Jones not worried about contract, will be at OTAs

If you need another reason to love Julio Jones, here you go. While other high profile players around the league are holding out through OTAs to make a statement about their contract situations, Jones will be present and ready for the start of the Falcons’ offseason program, according to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories fans might have missed...
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Cincinnati Bengals look forward to hosting the Giants prior to preseason opener

The Cincinnati Bengals will open their preseason against the New York “Football” Giants on August 14, but that isn’t the only time the two teams will meet. Prior to the game, the two teams will meet for a joint practice. #Bengals and #Giants to hold joint practice before first pre-season game. http://t.co/VT9RyvbIRR pic.twitter.com/kZfmoFo4DC — Cincy Jungle (@CincyJungle...
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Julio Jones Wants To Evolve The Dining Experience

Everyone wants to take dining to the next level. Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is actually going to try it. He is the latest in a line of football stars to enter the restaurant business, as he has partnered with Latitude 360 to open two new restaurants in Alabama, where he played his college ball, and Georgia, where he stars currently. Jones will have a minority stake in the two...
Via Food and Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Check out this stat that shows Julio Jones to be the greatest WR in NFL history

I think we’re all well aware that Julio Jones is a great wideout, but is he actually the best receiver in NFL history? Well, according to this stat, he is. After four seasons in the NFL, Jones is currently the NFL’s all-time leading receiver in terms of average yards per game at 88.4. Here’s a look at the top-10: Top-10 receivers in average yards per game, via Pro Football...
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Julio Jones takes minority stake in dining and entertainment company

It's not surprising to see professional athletes invest in different businesses or restaurants. Another name to tack onto the list of business owners who play in the NFL? Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons. According to Phil W. Hudson of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Jones has partnered with Latitude 360. "The Jacksonville, Fla.-based dining and entertainment company reported...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Is Bruce Irvin part of the future?

Will 2015 be Bruce Irvin’s last season in Seattle? Bruce Irvin of the Seattle Seahawks attended game 5 of the Washington Wizards-Atlanta Hawks NBA Eastern Conference semifinals series on Wednesday. While there he was interviewed by Black Sports Online and was caught saying, “I’m going to be in Atlanta next season. I’m ready.” Wow, didn’t see that coming. Especially since...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones’ contract now top priority

What a hectic offseason it’s been for the Atlanta Falcons, who gave their entire organization a facelift with the amount of moves they made. Now that Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff have gotten the free agents and draft picks that they wanted, it is clear that there is one more stone left unturned: The signing of their perennial talent at WR, Julio Jones. It is no secret that the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Julio Jones still one of the most underrated wideouts in the NFL?

How good is Julio Jones? Well, to the naked eye, he’s pretty freaking amazing. Not many wideouts have the pure physical ability that Jones shows off on every play, and the stats back that up: Jones was third in the NFL in both receiving yards and receptions, while finishing 15th in average yards per catch (which is exceptionally high for someone with over 100 receptions). While...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Julio Jones extension coming in the 'near future'?

If you're a fan of the Atlanta Falcons, the last two weeks for you have probably included two things. The first was being excited about the incoming draft class. The second? Crossing your fingers that the team signs star wide receiver Julio Jones to a contract extension sooner than later.Well, there's some good news. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com, the team is hoping...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Dimitroff: It’s time to turn the Atlanta Falcons’ attention to Julio Jones

Julio Jones may be the best wide receiver in the NFL, but right now there are two thing’s holding him back: injuries and a contract to reflect his talents. Hopefully, after a healthy and extremely productive season last year, the health issue is a thing of the past. Now, all Jones and the Falcons need to worry about is that new contract. Luckily, that has become general manager...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Hoping To Have Long-Term Deal In Place With Julio Jones In The “Relatively Near Future”

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff recently mentioned that they are hoping to have a long-term contract in place with WR Julio Jones at some point in the “relatively near future.” “That’s where we’ll continue to focus right now,” Dimitroff said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “He’s an important part of making sure that we get ... The post...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sitting pretty in terms of depth at wide receiver

Thanks to the 2015 NFL draft and current offseason, the Atlanta Falcons are likely feeling pretty confident about the wide receiver position.As Dave Choate of The Falcoholic pointed out, "after trotting out Eric Weems as the team's fifth receiver a year ago, the Falcons have an opportunity to line up Julio Jones, Roddy White, Hardy, Hankerson and useful situational threat Devin Hester...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons still lack star power at tight end, but it won't be their undoing

As you probably know by now, the Atlanta Falcons didn't do much of anything to address their need at the tight end position through the 2015 NFL draft. Fortunately, what they did do is add quite a few playmakers on the offensive side of the ball.This includes the likes of running back Tevin Coleman and wide receiver Justin Hardy. Pairing these two up with names like Julio Jones...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Falcons Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: Focus is on Julio Jones contract

The Atlanta Falcons had one of the better showings in the 2015 NFL draft. But now their focus is on shoring up the wide receiver position for the long term. Team general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s next offseason priority is to figure out a new contract for receiver Julio Jones. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reports that the Falcons and Jones’ agent, Jimmy Sexton, have not yet engaged...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Atlanta Falcons turning their attention towards Julio Jones

Julio Jones’ future with the Falcons is both imperative and not of immediate concern. Jones still has another year under his rookie contract, and, if negotiations falter, the Falcons will have the option to give him the franchise tag in 2016. Nonetheless, General Manager Thomas Dimitroff doesn’t want to get to that point. “There is no question that our focus in the future will...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Plan To Turn Their Attention To A Long-Term Contract For WR Julio Jones

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff mentioned that they plan to shift their focus to signing WR Julio Jones to a long-term contract extension. “There is no question that our focus in the future will be on Julio Jones and where we are,” Dimitroff tells Vaughn McClure ESPN.com. “I don’t want to get into specifics about the timing of ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Falcons selection of RB Tevin Coleman

Tevin Coleman was one of the most underrated prospects in the entire 2015 NFL Draft class, and will turn out to be one of the most dynamic players taken in the draft. The Atlanta Falcons decided to take him in the third round, and they are going to be very happy looking back on this pick in a few years. Steven Jackson simply didn’t get the job done for the Falcons, but they...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons add to receiving corps with ECU's Hardy in 4th round

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have beefed up their receiving corps by selecting Justin Hardy of East Carolina with the eighth pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft. Hardy, the FBS career leader with 387 catches, becomes the top candidate for the No. 3 receiver's job behind Julio Jones and Roddy White. The Falcons need to fill the role after Harry Douglas was released...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons select CB Jalen Collins at pick No. 42

The Atlanta Falcons selected LSU cornerback Jalen Collins with the No. 42 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Collins, 6-foot-1, 203 pounds, played in all 13 games in 2014, starting seven while leading the Tigers with 10 passes defensed. He allowed completion rate of a little more than 35 percent on passes thrown at him. “They all have holes, but Collins is what you are...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons select OLB Vic Beasley with No. 8 pick

The Atlanta Falcons have selected outside linebacker Vic Beasley with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Falcons new coach Dan Quinn is going with a defensive player for his first pick in his first draft as an NFL head coach. Beasley, 6-foot-3, 246-pounds, totaled 52.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures, 11 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, two...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta might be the Raiders' perfect trade-down partner

Reggie McKenzie is fielding calls about the No. 4 overall pick. The Raiders general manager would have to listen if the Falcons, owners of the No. 8 overall pick, call about a trade up. Atlanta is reportedly interested in such a move. The Dirty Birds have been no stranger to big draft-day moves of late -- most notably, their 20-spot maneuver in 2011 to land Julio Jones. It'd be a...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Shiny Hood Ornaments: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

The Atlanta Falcons four years ago made a predictably terrible draft day mistake, trading five draft picks to move up to No. 6 overall and draft Shiny Hood Ornament WR Julio Jones. We wonder what teams will make make a similar mistake again here in the 2015 draft.
Via Cold Hard Football Facts
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does Julio Jones rank among NFL wide receivers?

To say we are in an era with some of the best wide receiver play of all time may seem insane to some. But when you look at the list of current pass catchers that have a legitimate shot for a run at Canton when they hang it up, it doesn’t seem so. Among the best pass catchers in the NFL is Atlanta’s own Quintorris Lopez, otherwise known as Julio Jones. The former Alabama standout...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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