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Julio Jones agrees to 5-year extension with Falcons

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Falcons have signed Julio Jones to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday. Jones, 26, will receive $71.25 million over the five years, with $47.5 million guaranteed. The two-time Pro Bowl receiver was in the final year of his contract and set to make $10.176 million for the 2015 season. “We could not be more...
Via Sports-Glory
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Julio Jones Reacts After Signing 5-Year, $71 Million Extension

On Saturday evening, news broke that top Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones signed a long-term extension with the team. BREAKING: The Falcons have signed Julio Jones to a five-year extension #RiseUp — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 29, 2015 NFL reporter Chris Mortensen followed up shortly with the details of the contract. Julio Jones and Falcons have agreed to...
Via Gamedayr
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking news: Falcons, Julio Jones agree on extension

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank made it very clear he wanted All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones in Atlanta for the long haul. “”We expect Julio to be a lifer for the Falcons,” Blank said earlier this offseason. Today, he ensured that the stud wide receiver he drafted sixth overall out of Alabama in 2011. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported the news today that Jones and...
Via EndZoneScore
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Julio Jones that is expected to rank with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers. The deal, announced by the team before Saturday night's preseason game at Miami, follows owner Arthur Blank's pledge to make Jones ''a Falcon for life.'' Two other top NFL receivers, Denver's Demaryius Thomas...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones, Falcons agree on 5-year contract extension

Julio Jones is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and the Atlanta Falcons have ensured he will remain a key part of their offense for the long-term. The two sides have agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $71.25 million with $47 million guaranteed, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Saturday. After suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2013, Jones bounced...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons agree to five-year extension with Julio Jones

Julio Jones got his money. The Atlanta Falcons announced on Saturday they have agreed to a five-year contract extension with the star wide receiver. The deal was first reported by FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer. The deal is worth a reported $71.25 million with $47 million guaranteed, FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo has confirmed. The two sides had been working on getting the contract...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons agree to new contract

The Atlanta Falcons and star wide receiver Julio Jones have agreed to terms on a new five-year contract, as ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Twitter. The deal includes $47 million in guaranteed money. Julio Jones and Falcons have agreed to a new 5-year contract worth $71.250 million and $47 million guaranteed. Team about to announce. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign WR Julio Jones To Five-Year Extension

Peter King of MMQB.com reports that the Falcons have reached an agreement with WR Julio Jones on a five-year contract extension. Jones, 26, finished out his four-year, $16.183 million rookie contract, but the Falcons protected themselves by picking up his fifth-year option that will pay him a non-guaranteed salary of $10.176 million for the 2015 season. In ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WR looks like Falcons' deepest position heading into season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions. Receiver isn't one of them. Julio Jones and Roddy White are the primary targets, of course, but there's plenty of depth behind them. Leonard Hankerson has fully recovered from a 2013 knee injury that limited him to one game last season, giving the Falcons a reliable third receiver. Fourth...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: Falcons offense will be “explosive”

Julio Jones shredded defenses with regularity last season, and the fifth-year wide receiver is expecting more of the same for the Atlanta Falcons offense in 2015. In an interview of The Rich Eisen Show, Jones said the Falcons’ attack will be explosive under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. “It’s definitely gonna be different from the previous years, but I think...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones on Roddy White: 'I think Roddy will be Roddy in Week 1'

While wide receiver Roddy White will miss a few weeks due to minor elbow surgery, there's still a strong belief that he'll be ready by Week 1. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, both WR Julio Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan apparently aren't sweating it, and expect the receiver to be out there right out of the gate. "I think it was in and out, just a scope," Jones told ESPN. "I...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones, Atlanta 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 Jones’...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via This Given Sunday
4 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...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arthur Blank says Julio Jones is about to sign a massive contract

Arthur Blank was obviously quite a bit excited when talking about the newly-named Mercedes-Benz Stadium that the Atlanta Falcons will be playing in starting in 2017. To top it all off, Blank gave everyone a bit of insight when it came to the contract talks with wide receiver Julio Jones. According to the team's official Twitter, Blank had a big statement about Jones' potential contract...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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 al.com). The former Alabama standout needs to...
Via Sportsnaut
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Grimes calls Calvin Johnson the toughest WR to defend

Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes has plenty of experience defending the NFL’s best wide receivers, but one sticks out above the rest. Last season alone, he matched up with Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions), Jordy Nelson (Green Bay Packers), Alshon Jeffery (Chicago Bears) and Demaryius Thomas (Denver Broncos). The year prior, Grimes was opposite Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Key takeaways from the preseason opener

The Atlanta Falcons kicked off their first preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Aug. 14th, and while the Falcons looked very impressive with the 31 to 24 victory, fans should hold celebrations to a minimum. Not to take anything away from the win, but we have to keep in mind that 1) this is a preseason game 2) a game that was played against a very bad Titans team and 3) quarterbacking...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players that surprised in the Atlanta Falcons first preseason game

The game last Friday between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tennessee Titans brought about quite a bit of optimism for the Falcons fan. Matt Ryan looked great  and in midseason form. Julio Jones was undoubtedly ready. The offensive line wasn’t a disaster like last year. The defense was ball hawking and playing good. There is a long way to go before this team is ready for prime time September...
Via cover32
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Jacksonville Jaguars have the best stadium in the NFL

The NFL team owners are constantly looking to upgrade their product. They almost have to in order compete with other teams in the free agent market to draw the best players to sign with their teams. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best head coaches Five Things: Shocking things learned during the first week of the preseason Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen during...
Via cover32
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Two reasons why the Atlanta Falcons can’t wait for the regular season

The preseason is upon us and at long it’s football season; we are all happy. Even though all we do is see the starters for a few series, the glimpse not only gets us excited but it also gets our thoughts running wild. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best head coaches Five Things: Shocking things learned during the first week of the preseason Bold Predictions: Five things that...
Via cover32
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans vs Atlanta Falcons post game analysis

The Atlanta Falcons and the Tennessee Titans both out on a spirited first showing during their pre-season week one clash. Falcons’ fans would have been happy to see that none of that chemistry between Matt Ryan and star receiver Julio Jones has faded out. Their opening drive, Ryan connected with Jones three times, twice across the middle, en-route to a 13-yard touchdown grab. On...
Via EndZoneScore
14 days ago  |  Discuss

No Deadline Set For Talks Between Falcons & Julio Jones, Could Get Less Than $14M Per Year

Albert Breer reports that the Falcons and WR Julio Jones do not have a deadline in place to reach an agreement on a long-term extension. According to Breer, this is likely a good sign regarding the tenor of the talks between the two parties. In the end, Breer expects Jones to walk away with less ... The post No Deadline Set For Talks Between Falcons & Julio...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Open Season On Monday Night Football Against Atlanta Falcons

The Battle of the Birds will be the first Monday Night Football matchup of the 2015 season.  Taking place at the Georgia Dome, both the Eagles and Falcons will look to begin the season on a high note and get a victory against a team that fell just short of the playoffs last season. Currently, the average ticket price is $180, according to data provided by TiqIQ.com. The cheapest...
Via Eagles Eye
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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