Julio Jones does not report to start of Falcons’ OTAs
With no new contract in his back pocket, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was a no-show for the start of the team’s OTAs.
Like last year, Jones did not participate in the OTAs as he seeks a new contract from the team.
Not that it’s a surprise, but Julio Jones didn’t show up today for the first day of OTAs. (It’s not like he needs to be there, obviously.) The team does expect him to participate in mandatory minicamp, although it expected him to do so last year.
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Jones’s actions last year got him an adjusted contract, but with two years left on his deal and a new Antonio Brown contract resetting the market for receivers, he wants a renegotiation. It was reported back in March that he was nearing a new deal, but that hasn’t happened yet, though the Falcons do remain optimistic.