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Julio Jones is still waiting to put his name to a long term contract extension, and after showing up for the Atlanta Falcons’ mandatory minicamp, it looks like he will also be present when the team opens up training camp.

Jones said that he has faith in the organization to get a proper arrangement done.

“Mr. Blank gave us his word,” Jones told TMZ. “That’s golden.”

Falcons owner Arthur Blank promised that Jones would be a Falcon for life.

“[Blank’s] word is that it’s going to get done,” he said. “There’s no stress on my end… [Blank] makes it easy for me to go out and just work every day and not have one of those situations where there’s a holdout or anything like that.”

The receiver says he is still playing in top form.

“I’m year to year, man,” Jones said. “For me, I haven’t felt like I’ve lost a step. But as soon as I feel like I’m losing a step or I’m slowing down or I can’t produce or I can’t help my teammates or things like that, that’s when I will slow down.”

Atlanta opens their training camp on Monday, July 22.

Jones briefly held out of part of the Falcons’ offseason preparation last summer as he awaited a new contract with the team, and, though he did not get a new deal, the team did arrange some of the payout on his existing contract in such a way that he eventually returned.

Atlanta converted $1.5 million of Jones’ 2018 salary and $2.9 million of his 2019 salary into a bonus, increasing the player’s payment for the 2018 season, with no cap effect to the team.

That change came with a promise from the team that he would get a brand new long term contract extension in the 2019 offseason, but as of yet the two sides have yet to come to any new agreement.

The lack of a new deal between the two sides has led to some speculation that Jones would sit out again this year, but he was at mandatory minicamp.

Jones has two years and just over $21 million remaining on the five year, $71.25 million pact he signed prior to the 2015 season.

This past season, Jones led the National Football League with 1,677 receiving yards, scored eight touchdowns, and over the past five seasons leads all receivers in first down conversions.

In his NFL career, Jones has established several records for receiving, boasting the league’s best ever mark for receiving yards per game, is a five time Pro Bowl selection, a two time First Team All Pro, and in 2015 he finished with the second most receiving yards in a single season ever, with 1,871.

Overall, Jones has 698 catches for 10,731 yards and 51 touchdowns. His yardage number is the most for any player up to his 30th birthday in NFL history.



Jones was the No. 6 overall draft pick by the Atlanta Falcons organization in the 2011 NFL Draft after the team traded five picks to move up in the ranking for a chance at the player.

In his NFL career, Jones has established several records for receiving, boasting the league’s best ever mark for receiving yards per game, is a five time Pro Bowl selection, a two time First Team All Pro, and in 2015 he finished with the second most receiving yards in a single season ever, with 1,871.

Overall, Jones has 698 catches for 10,731 yards and 51 touchdowns. His yardage number is the most for any player up to his 30th birthday in NFL history.


https://247sports.com/nfl/atlanta-falcons/Article/Julio-Jones-will-report-training-camp-133503053/

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