Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones did not attend the start of the team’s OTAs as he waits for a new deal. And it seems as if the Falcons are anticipating that Jones sits out the remainder of the team’s voluntary practices.
According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team doesn’t expect Jones back with the team until their mandatory minicamp in June.
“I know the topic of Mr. Julio Jones is on a number of people’s mind,” Quinn said. “I want to let you know that Julio and I speak regularly. I was fully aware that he wasn’t going to be here for the start of the offseason program and I was also aware that he wasn’t going to be here this past Monday.”
Jones has three years left on his current five-year, $71.2 million deal.