Star wide receiver Julio Jones has informed the Atlanta Falcons he will not attend tomorrow’s mandatory minicamp at the team’s training facility in Flowery Branch.
The team has released a statement:
“We have been in contact with Julio and his representation. We will not discuss those conversations publicly except to say we feel they have been productive and constructive. We understand the concerns and thoughts from their perspective. Although not ideal, Julio informed us today he would not be attending mini-camp.
“We have much respect for him and what he means to our team, our city and our fans.”
Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), Jones could be fined $84,435 ($14,070 for the first day, $28,150 for the second day and $42,215 for the third day, for a total of $84,435).
Jones’s representation has said he wants his current contract re-worked in order to receive more guaranteed money. In 2015, Jones inked an extension paying him $71.2 million that included $47 million in guaranteed money.
This season, Jones’s base salary is $10.5 million, $12.5 million in 2019 and $11.4 million in 2020.