July 2019 - Atlanta Falcons Wiretap

Julio Jones: 'Might Mess Around And Go' For 3,000 Yards

Jul 25, 2019 8:47 AM

Julio Jones is still looking for a new contract from the Atlanta Falcons.

However, that doesn't mean he hasn't set some goals for myself this season.

"I'm not ever going to lie to you, I'm going crazy this year," Jones said. "I'm going crazy. I've been doing everything that I need to do. I'm taking care of my body. Physically and mentally, I'll be ready to go."

When pressed on whether "going crazy" meant 2,000 yards, something no receiver in the history of the NFL has accomplished, Jones elaborated.

"Well, I'm not a prediction-type guy, but I might mess around and go three (thousand), you know what I'm talking about," Jones said with a straight face.

Calvin Johnson owns the single-season receiving record with 1,964 yards in 2012.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Falcons, DE Allen Bailey Agree Upon Two-Year, $10.5M Deal

Jul 23, 2019 8:14 AM

The Atlanta Falcons are signing defensive end Allen Bailey to a two-year, $10.5 million contract, according to a source.

Bailey's contract will pay him $6 million this season, including $3.5 million guaranteed.

The 30-year-old was one of the longest-tenured Kansas City Chiefs, having arrived as a third-round draft pick (86th overall) from Miami in 2011.

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Julio Jones Reports To Training Camp

Jul 22, 2019 9:12 AM

Despite not having a long-term contract extension, Julio Jones reported to training camp with the Atlanta Falcons.

The Falcons recently gave new deals to Grady Jarrett and Deion Jones.

Last offseason, Jones sat out before getting his contract adjusted.

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Falcons, Deion Jones Agree Upon Four-Year, $57M Extension

Jul 18, 2019 8:42 AM

The Atlanta Falcons and Deion Jones have reached an agreement on a four-year, $57 million extension that runs through the 2023 season.

The deal includes $34 million in guaranteed money.

The linebacker was a second-round draft pick out of LSU.

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Falcons Looking For Austin Hooper To Go To 'Another Level'

Jul 17, 2019 9:37 AM

Austin Hooper is coming off a Pro Bowl season, but the Atlanta Falcons are hoping for even more from the tight end.

Hooper set career-highs in catches, yards and touchdowns in 2018. The Falcons have brought Mike Mularkey on as their tight ends coach.

"Hooper, the improvement just keeps getting better," Dan Quinn said. "Now, he's ready to go to another level, and I’m looking forward to seeing him make that growth. The addition of having Mike here, he's done everything that Mike has asked in terms of getting him ready. That connection has been good."

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Grady Jarrett, Falcons Agree To Four-Year, $68M Extension

Jul 15, 2019 3:36 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract extension with Grady Jarrett.

Jarrett initially received the $15.209 million franchise tag from the Falcons.

The Falcons can now shift their attention on signing Julio Jones and Deion Jones to new deals.

Jarrett emerged as the Falcons' top defender in recent years. According to Pro Football Focus, Jarrett generated 53 total pressures during the 2018 campaign while dominating on the interior. 

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Julio Jones Won't Hold Out For New Deal

Jul 9, 2019 8:39 AM

Julio Jones trusts Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and says he won't sit out as he awaits a new contract.

"Mr. Blank gave us his word," Jones said. "That's golden. ... [Blank's] word is that it's going to get done. ... There's no stress on my end. I'm not thinking about it.

"[Blank] makes it easy for me to go out and just work every day and not have one of those situations where there's a holdout or anything like that."

The Falcons have insisted several times this offseason they plan to give Jones a new contract.

Jones has two years left on his contract worth $9.6 million and $11.426 million, respectively.

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