Birds of a feather flock together, but Julio Jones is flying solo at the moment — and may be ruffling some feathers in the process.
The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver skipped the team’s organized team activities and minicamp as he attempts to restructure his current contract. During an appearance on ESPN Charlotte’s 730 AM The Game radio show, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Falcons beat writer, D. Orlando Ledbetter, offered some insight into how Jones’ negotiations with the Falcons are going.
The answer: Not great, as Jones skipping OTAs apparently was news to Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn.
“It’s in a bad place right now,” Ledbetter told ESPN Charlotte when asked about Jones’ relationship with the Falcons, as transcribed by SB Nation. “Coach was expecting him in here. He told us that at the owners meeting when I talked to him down there in Orlando, and then, a few weeks later, Julio informed that he’s not going to be here.”
Ledbetter also insinuated the Falcons aren’t pleased that Jones has been holding workout sessions with Terrell Owens instead of being with his teammates.