Falcons WR Julio Jones Not In Attendance For Offseason Workouts


According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, Falcons WR Julio Jones was not in attendance for the start of offseason workouts. 

McClure says this is “not a concern,” as Jones told him there’s not a set time he needs to report to the team. Jones doesn’t plan to sit out mandatory activities later this offseason as he and the Falcons work on a long-term extension. 

Jones also did not attend the start of voluntary workouts last season. 

Per an earlier report, Jones and the Falcons are closing in on an extension that would pay him $20 million per year over four or five years.

Jones’ contract situation has been one of the most pressing issues for the Falcons this offseason, as he’s looking for a raise that would put him more in line with the top-of-the-market salaries being paid to other receivers around the league. 

The Falcons adjusted Jones’ contract last year to pay him an additional $2.9 million in 2018 and included a $4.4 million signing bonus.

Jones, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. He’s currently in the fifth year of his six-year, $81.432 million contract that includes $47 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $12.5 million for the 2018 season. 

In 2018, Jones appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and caught 113 passes for 1,677 yards receiving and eight touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding the Falcons and Jones as the news is available. 

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