The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday night that they’ve agreed to a revised contract with WR Julio Jones, who will now report to the team for training camp on Thursday.
Chris Mortensen reports that the revised deal agreed to by the Falcons and Jones will pay him an additional $2.9 million in 2018 and includes a $4.4 million signing bonus.
This move lowers Jones’ base salary from $10.5 million to $9 million. Overall, Jones will now make $13.4 million instead of $10.5 million this season.
Here is the statement Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff released:
“We have had continued dialogue all offseason with Julio and his representation. We have come to an agreement with Julio, and we will re-address everything in 2019. I appreciate everyone’s hard work and communication on this.
“This adjustment does not impede us from working on other extensions with other key members of our football team. We will continue to work on those contracts going forward.”
Chris Mortensen reported earlier that Jones and the Falcons were working “intensively” to resolve their contract differences and hope to prevent Jones from holing out of training camp and it looks like they were able to bridge the gap.
Jones, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. He’s currently in the fourth year of his six-year, $81.432 million contract that includes $47 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $10.5 million and $12.5 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Jones appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and caught 88 passes for 1,444 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He also contributed 15 yards rushing on one carry. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 3 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.