Late Wednesday night, the Atlanta Falcons formally announced wide receiver Julio Jones will report to training camp with the rest of the team Thursday. According to a statement by General Manager Thomas Dimitroff:
“We have had continued dialogue all offseason with Julio and his representation. We have come to an agreement with Julio, and we will re-address everything in 2019. I appreciate everyone’s hard work and communication on this.
“This adjustment does not impede us from working on other extensions with other key members of our football team. We will continue to work on those contracts going forward.”
Jones was set to make $10.5 million in this season. After the team readjusted his contract, the team moved a few million dollars forward from a future year. Similar to what the Seahawks did with Marshawn Lynch a few years ago.
Jones was absent for most of the Falcons team activities including OTAs and the mandatory minicamp earlier this summer. Jones as of 48 hours ago, according to many outlets, was planning to hold out for a new contract.
The Falcons first Training Camp practice will be held at Flowery Branch this Friday at 9:20am. Gates will be open to the public at 8:20am.