Report: Falcons, Julio Jones hoping to seal contract extension this week
Wide receiver Julio Jones has been seeking a new contract all summer, and the Atlanta Falcons have pledged to give it to him. With September looming, however, nothing has been finalized yet.
That could change this week. According to Zach Klein of WSB-TV in Atlanta, Jones’ agent, Jimmy Sexton, is flying to meet with the Falcons this week in a bid to make a deal.
NFL league sources tell me Jimmy Sexton.. the agent for Falcons WR Julio Jones.. is headed to Atlanta to visit with Falcons and try to lock down a deal this week pic.twitter.com/JPUmLDpO05
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) August 19, 2019
GM Thomas Dimitroff promised that a new deal for Jones was “around the corner.” That was roughly a week and a half ago, but it seems the situation is nearing a resolution.