The Atlanta Falcons have stepped up their efforts to sign Julio Jones to a contract extension as he plans to hold out of training camp.

Jones has three years remaining on his contract, but both sides have had dialogue to creatively increase his potential to earn more than his scheduled $10.5 million base salary in 2018.

Jones conceivably might not miss the start of training camp practices if the two sides can settle on a satisfactory adjustment to this year's income.

Arthur Blank has stressed to the organization that building healthy relationships under the team's theme of "Brotherhood" is a platform for resolving differences, sources said.