Julio Jones Not At Falcons Workouts

Wide receiver Julio Jones is not in attendance for the beginning of the Falcons’ offseason workouts, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.

Workouts at this stage of the offseason are not mandatory, so Jones isn’t at risk of being fined for not being present. The star pass-catcher is pushing for a new contract, so it’s possible he’s sending a message to Atlanta by sitting out. Per McClure, Jones doesn’t have a “set time” when he plans to report.

Jones, 30, didn’t attend workouts last offseason, either, but didn’t get a new contract as a result. Instead, the Falcons converted $2MM of Jones’ 2019 base salary into a signing bonus, affording him more money up front but not changing the overall terms of his deal. Reports last month suggested Jones was nearing an extension with the Falcons, but there’s no been no more news on that front since.

When Jones signed a five-year extension in 2015, his $14.25MM annual salary made him the NFL’s second-highest-paid wide receiver behind Calvin Johnson. Four years later, Jones is only the 11th-highest-paid wideout, as fellow pass-catchers such as Odell Beckam Jr., Mike Evans, and DeAndre Hopkins have increased the positional market.

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  1. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    This is a half hearted effort here, Julio.

    It’s too late to actually quit on your team before a big game, but there’s still plenty of time to throw some furniture at an old man and a small child, get in a fight with (if you have them) one of the many mothers of your kids, give yourself a nickname you’ll regret, etc. And don’t forget to be a jackhole on social media on a daily basis.

    Good luck.

    • troll_smasher

      Guarantee you’re prob one of the thousands of embarrassing, Salty fans that stalk AB’s social media accounts, posting hate. Throwing furniture, arguing with ex, being an A-Hole will never compare to an accused sexual assaulter that’s still lurks in the locker room.

      • forwhomjoshbelltolls

        Shame you guaranteed it instead of betting on it, I could have taken both of your nickels. I don’t use any social media.

        Obviously, it’s completely OK for Big Chest to do bad, criminal and/or childish things because of things another person did, right? Quality logic.

        You are a special breed of sycophant. But, you seem to enjoy it, so…more power to you.

        Might want to buy some knee pads, though.

        • troll_smasher

          Did you read what you wrote? You turned an article that had absolutely NOTHING to do with Brown and made it all about Brown. But, I’m the sycophant? I swear you dudes live in an alternate reality, man. You can’t him out of your mouth, so it seems like you’ve already invested in knee pads.

  2. Yep it is

    Who wants to pay a 30 year old wideout that kind of $$ besides Gruden who is clueless. Every year whining about his pay. Don’t like it shouldn’t of signed. It is this type of crap that kills the league and most pro sports. Can’t wait to someone says “ he deserves it”

    • troll_smasher

      You want some cheese with that whine? I guess you’re whining just as much in your post. But, I’m sure you don’t see the irony.

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