According to Rapoport, the Falcons don’t consider Jones’ absence to be a big deal and they respect all of the things he’s involved in off of the field.
Rapoport has spoken to sources who have said that Jones is looking for an “update” to his contract and the Falcons are reportedly open to the possibility.
It’s worth mentioning that Jones caused a bit of a stir on social media this offseason after he removed everything to do with the Falcons from his accounts.
Jones, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. He’s currently in the final 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.
We’ll have more regarding Jones as the news is available.