Julio Jones RUMORS & NEWS

  • Julio Jones to return vs. Panthers after 1-game absence

    The Score "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will return Sunday against the Carolina Panthers after missing one game with a shoulder injury, head coach Dan Quinn said, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN. Tight end Austin Hooper will also return Sunday after..." December 06

  • Falcons optimistic Julio Jones will play vs. Saints

    The Score "The Atlanta Falcons are optimistic that wide receiver Julio Jones will suit up Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints in Week 13, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jones is battling an AC joint sprain that limited him during last week's..." November 28

  • Julio Jones ruled out for Thanksgiving match-up in Atlanta vs. Saints

    CBS Sports "Julio Jones's AC joint sprain will keep him out of the Falcons' Thanksgiving Day game against the New Orleans Saints as he was listed as inactive following pregame warmups. Earlier the day, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn told Fox Sports' Jay Glazer that Jones would..." November 28

  • Falcons' Julio Jones (shoulder) questionable vs. Saints

    NFL.com "Julio Jones might not be ready to play on Thanksgiving. The Atlanta Falcons listed the star receiver as questionable for Thursday night's kickoff against the New Orleans Saints. Jones battled a shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to..." November 27

  • Falcons’ Devonta Freeman returns to practice, Julio Jones held out

    TSN "Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has returned to practice for the first time since suffering a sprained foot. Wide receiver Julio Jones, who suffered a shoulder injury in Atlanta’s loss to Tampa Bay last week, did not participate in Tuesday’s practice. " November 26

  • Julio Jones was listed as a DNP on Monday’s practice report

    Clutch Points "Due to the fact that the Atlanta Falcons will be playing on Thursday night, they did not practice on Monday. However, by rule, they are required to submit an injury report to the NFL. In the report, the Falcons listed wide receiver Julio Jones as a non-participant, as he is..." November 25

  • Julio Jones: “We’re just trying to figure out things”

    ESPN " Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones, who delivered an emotional locker room message that included support for embattled coach Dan Quinn following last Sunday's 37-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, explained the reason by his impromptu..." October 25

  • Julio Jones interrupts Dan Quinn to address team after loss

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "When Julio Jones speaks, the Falcons listen. But what took him so long? Several players confirmed that the Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver spoke emotionally to the team after the 37-10 loss to the Rams on Sunday in the locker room at Mercedes-Benz..." October 24

  • Larry Fitzgerald calls Julio Jones “the best I’ve ever seen”

    USA Today "The Falcons aren’t the only team that’s a mess this season, but their 1-5 start is by far the most surprising. With players like Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Grady Jarrett leading the way, this was supposed to be Atlanta’s year to return to contention. In last..." October 18

  • Julio Jones returns to a limited practice

    Fantasy Pros "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday as he continues to deal with a hip injury, according to the team's official injury report. " October 11

  • Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury: Julio Jones ‘will go down as one of the best all-time’ receivers

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Falcons’ Week 6 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals could feature plenty of offense. Arizona’s Air Raid scheme can be wide-open and high-flying at times, while the Falcons boast an offense that can steamroll teams if they get going. All-Pro receiver Julio Jones has led..." October 10

  • Julio Jones speaks out on offense’s lack of scoring

    AtlantaFalcons.com "When asked where the disconnect is happening for the Falcons’ offense considering Atlanta ranks No. 2 in passing yards but No. 26 in points per game, Julio Jones paused in disbelief before answering. “That’s not us,” Jones said. “That’s..." October 04

  • Julio Jones: They kept giving us zero looks and we made them pay

    AtlantaFalcons.com "Julio Jones became the Falcons’ all-time leading receiver on a play that happened to be the game-winning play for Atlanta. Jones needed 101 yards to tie Roddy White’s record of 10,863 career receiving yards heading into Sunday’s game. Jones now holds the franchise record with..." September 16

  • Julio Jones had “peace of mind,” but off day

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was thankful to get his contract situation resolved before the start of the 2019 season. Jones agreed to terms on a three-year, $66 million contract extension before the team flew to Minneapolis Saturday. “I had some peace of..." September 09

  • Falcons WR Julio Jones set to sign 3-yr, $66M deal

    CBS Sports "Julio Jones gambled the Atlanta Falcons would stay true to their word and give him a contract extension, showing up to camp and not creating an distraction as talks were ongoing. The Falcons are now holding up their end of the deal.  Jones and the Falcons are finalizing an..." September 07

  • Julio Jones won't commit to playing in Week 1

    Yardbarker "The Atlanta Falcons have a tough test to begin their season on the road against the Minnesota Vikings, and they may have to face it without arguably their most important offensive player. Julio Jones is still seeking a new contract from the Falcons, though he has been..." September 06

  • Julio Jones Headlines Potential Antonio Brown Replacements for Raiders

    Heavy "With the NFL season here, somehow the news cycle revolves around Antonio Brown drama. The controversial wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders has decided to stir the pot even more than he has already by going on the assault against general manager Mike Mayock. It’s been a bad year for..." September 05

  • Julio Jones might not play if he doesn't have a new deal before Sunday

    Fantasy Pros "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says "he’s trying to be out there but 'he doesn’t know' if he’ll play on Sunday if he doesn’t have a new contract" before then, according to Kelsey Conway on Twitter.

  • Reporter: Julio Jones was acting ‘bizarre’ at practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Julio Jones is still hoping for a new contract before the Atlanta Falcons take the field against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, and the star wide receiver appeared to be bothered by something at practice on Thursday. D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution observed..." September 05

  • Falcons create cap space in preparation for Julio Jones deal

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Falcons have opened up some more cap space as they get closer to signing wide receiver Julio Jones to a long-term deal. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Falcons have restructured the contracts of left tackle Jake Matthews and safety Ricardo..." September 04

  • Dan Quinn: Julio Jones contract situation not distracting Falcons

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite a lot of optimism over the offseason, Week 1 looms with no new contract for Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones. Jones, who would make $9.4 million this season on his current deal, has sought a new contract, and the Falcons have repeatedly said that they’re willing to..." September 04

  • Falcons Create Room For Julio Jones Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "The Falcons are “very, very close” to an extension for Julio Jones, owner Arthur Blank tells Jeff Schultz of TheAthletic.com (on Twitter). Of course, this is roughly what we’ve been hearing all summer, but it’s worth noting since we are days away from the start..." September 04

  • Julio Jones still doesn’t have a contract. What does that mean for Week 1?

    The Falcoholic "In Julio’s time in Atlanta, he’s been nothing but the consummate professional. Unlike other receivers in the league looking for a new contract, Julio hasn’t missed any time with the team this year as he looks for a revised deal. Everyone knows Julio is worth far more than what..." September 03

  • Julio Jones takes part in first practice

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who’s in contract extension talks with the team, reported and took part in the team’s first regular-season practice Monday. “I have no new updates to provide you on that,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said after..." September 03

  • Lack of Julio Jones deal is becoming a problem for the Falcons

    Pro Football Talk "Some believed that the Falcons and receiver Julio Jones quietly had a deal in place, and that the two sides were waiting for the one-year anniversary of his latest new contract (a mandatory requirement for some deals) before officially executing the new one. The Falcons apparently now wish that..." September 02

  • Falcons GM says Julio Jones deal ‘very close’

    Clutch Points "Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff says that the team is “very close” to agreeing to a new deal with wide receiver Julio Jones, according to Matthew Tabeek of the Falcons’ official team website. Dimitroff said that he’s confident both..." August 30

  • Falcons want to negotiate new deal with WR Julio Jones prior to start of 2019 season

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Falcons aren’t going to play waiting games with Julio Jones’ contract extension. They want to sign the superstar receiver before the start of the 2019 regular season. When asked if he thinks an extension will come before September 8th, Falcons owner..." August 27

  • Arthur Blank hopes Julio Jones’ deal will be done before start of season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons hope to have All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones’ contract extension done before the start of the season.  “I would hope so, but I don’t know that,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. “We’ll..." August 26

  • Julio Jones confirms agent is in town, says he ‘didn’t put a timeline’ on new Falcons contract

    The Falcoholic "If you’re worried about Julio Jones’ pending new deal with the Falcons getting done, don’t be. Jones spoke to reporters after practice on Tuesday and confirmed reports that his agent, Jimmy Sexton, is in town negotiating with the..." August 20

  • Falcons, Julio Jones hoping to seal contract extension this week

    Larry Brown Sports "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,..." August 19

  • Falcons GM thinks Julio Jones contract extension is coming soon

    Larry Brown Sports "Julio Jones is seeking a contract extension from the Atlanta Falcons, and the team’s general manager believes one is close. Jones reported to training camp on time last month but has been limited by a foot injury. He and the Falcons have been working towards a new contract...." August 09

  • Thomas Dimitroff: Falcons prepared to make Julio Jones highest-paid WR

    NFL.com "Michael Thomas became the highest-paid receiver in the league on Wednesday, but how long will the New Orleans Saints receiver hold the mantle? And will an NFC South foe take it from him? That's the expectation from the Atlanta Falcons and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who are..." August 01

  • 3 Receivers Bound to Get Paid After Michael Thomas' Record-Setting Deal

    12 Up "New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas became the highest paid player at his position when he signed a five-year, $100 million extension on Wednesday morning. This deal may be great for Thomas, but it's even better for high-profile receivers still under contract. Once..." July 31

  • Julio Jones is the Biggest Winner of the Michael Thomas Extension

    The Big Lead "Stud Saints receiver Michael Thomas received the new contract he was hoping for during his holdout from training camp on Wednesday. His new salary tops out at just under $20 million per year over five years as he becomes the first non-quarterback to earn a contract with a value..." July 31

  • Julio Jones says he will not play in preseason games

    Larry Brown Sports "Julio Jones chose to report to training camp last week despite wanting a contract extension, but the Atlanta Falcons star says he will not take part in any game action until the regular season begins. While speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Jones said he will not play in..." July 30

  • Julio Jones said he’s going for 3,000 yards in 2019

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is joking, or if he’s dead serious. “I’m not ever going to lie to you, I’m going crazy this year,” Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after his podium session Wednesday...." July 25

  • Julio Jones wants 3,000 yards . . . this season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is joking, or if he’s dead serious. “I’m not ever going to lie to you, I’m going crazy this year,” Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after his podium session Wednesday...." July 24

  • Dan Quinn says Julio Jones is 10-14 days away from fully participating in practice

    Clutch Points "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been nursing a foot injury, so he has not been participating in the early stages of training camp as a result. On Wednesday, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn provided an update n Jones, saying that the wide out is 10 days to two weeks away..." July 24

  • Falcons GM optimistic about Julio Jones contract talks

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff continued to express optimism about the progress of contract talks with Julio Jones, without putting a timetable on reaching a new deal with the star wide receiver. Jones reported to training camp Monday without a new contract. The..." July 23

  • NFL Rumors: Falcons, Julio Jones may already have a new deal in place

    Clutch Points "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones reported to camp on Sunday without a new official deal in place, but some around the league think the two sides have an agreement in place. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk points out that the two sides can’t officially agree to a..." July 22

  • Julio Jones arrives at training camp despite contract issue

    Larry Brown Sports "Julio Jones is seeking a new contract, but that didn’t stop him from reporting to Atlanta Falcons training camp. Jones arrived at Falcons training camp on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. Jones did not show up for the beginning of the team’s..." July 21

  • Julio Jones hasn’t gotten new contract, but will still show up for camp

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons receiver Julio Jones previously ruled out a training-camp holdout because, as he explained it, team owner Arthur Blank had promised to give Jones a new contract. But Jones has yet to get that contract. He’ll still show up for training camp on Sunday. Adam Schefter of..." July 21

  • Will Falcons, Julio Jones do a deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Grady Jarrett? Check. Deion Jones? Check. Other guy named Jones who is slightly more important to the team? No check yet. The Falcons have taken care of significant business this week, signing two key defensive players, but still no business has been done between..." July 18

  • Falcons Re-Signing Flurry of Players Before Julio Jones is Curious

    12 Up "With the NFL world being at a relative standstill, the Atlanta Falcons have had an active week of transactions. Prior to Monday's 4:00 p.m. ET franchise tag deadline, the Falcons agreed to terms with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett to a four-year, $68 million contract. On..." July 17

  • 8 reasons why Falcons WR Julio Jones deserves his next contract extension

    USA Today "Julio Jones is expected to sign a revised contract soon that should make him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. Here are eight reasons why he deserves it. 1. He is underpaid Since the last time Jones signed an extension, the market at wide receiver has been..." July 15

  • Julio Jones Says He Won’t Hold Out From Training Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "In an interview with TMZ, Falcons WR Julio Jones says he’s not considering holding out from training camp as he seeks a new contract with Atlanta.  “(Falcons owner Arthur) Blank gave us his word,” Jones said. “That’s..." July 08

  • New contract for Julio Jones is a risk worth taking for the Falcons

    Sporting News "In this era of the diva wide receiver, Julio Jones doesn't fit the mold. He is not a flamboyant headline-seeker, yet his numbers suggest he is the best wide receiver in the NFL. Unlike Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown, who make life stressful for their team owners,..." June 27

  • Falcons ‘confident’ they’ll sign Julio Jones this summer, per report

    Sportsnaut "The drawn out saga regarding Atlanta Falcons star Julio Jones and a potential contract extension could be coming to a head here soon. The two sides have been negotiating an extension that would make Jones the highest-paid receiver in NFL history. Though, nothing concrete has..." June 18

  • Julio Jones, Michael Thomas could boost Amari Cooper’s next contract

    Alabama "It didn’t seem as though wide receiver Amari Cooper met with reporters during the Dallas Cowboys’ offseason program without fielding questions about his contract situation, including his final press appearance during mandatory minicamp last week. Cooper had no..." June 18

  • Why a contract extension for Julio Jones could be tricky

    Yardbarker "After skipping voluntary OTAs, Falcons star Julio Jones reported for the team’s mandatory minicamp earlier this month. There’s clear mutual interest in a new deal, but Jones’ situation is trickier than most. Jones is one of the league’s most accomplished wide..." June 17