Latest On Falcons’ Talks With Julio Jones, Deion Jones

Now that the Falcons have agreed to an extension with Grady Jarrett, negotiations with Julio Jones and Deion Jones stand to pick up. The franchise will continue to talk with its extension-seeking Joneses.

Deion Jones’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, will meet with Falcons brass on Wednesday in Atlanta, Adam Schefter of tweets. Jones and the Falcons have been discussing an extension since early March.

Although there is less clarity on the Julio Jones front, Ian Rapoport tweets the All-Pro wide receiver now becomes the Falcons’ top contract priority. However, a Deion Jones deal may beat this process to the finish line. Julio Jones and the Falcons still appear to have a ways to go before finalizing a deal.

Both Joneses reported to Falcons minicamp in June, and Julio expressed optimism he and the Falcons would have a new deal in place soon. Arthur Blank has said he wants both players, along with Jarrett, to be “Falcons for life.” Deion Jones has one season (at just more than $1MM) remaining on his rookie deal, while Julio Jones is signed through 2020 on his second Falcons contract. Julio’s third contract, whenever it is completed, stands to have a major impact on other extension-seeking wideouts.

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  1. Ironman_4life

    Of all the NFL players seeking new deals, this is the player id take long term. His numbers tell his story.

  2. ahale224

    As a Falcons fan I am obviously in favor of locking up all 3, but this means we just can’t miss on our early draft picks. There’s not gonna be any extra money for picking up free agents to fill in gaps for awhile.

    • crosseyedlemon

      It makes sense to go for broke while Matt Ryan still has something left in the tank. In two or three years they can commit to a rebuild.

      • ahale224

        Totally agree, although Ryan has 3-4 really good years left I think.

  3. Yep it is

    Matt Ryan will NEVER win the Falcons anything. This teams window has slammed shut.

    • crosseyedlemon

      The Falcons are in much better shape with Ryan than the Panthers are with Newton (wrecked shoulder) or the Bucs with Winston (the great underachiever).

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