REPORT: Falcons and Julio Jones working to avoid holdout

Julio Jones (USA Today)

A report has surfaced that suggests the Falcons and Julio could be working to avoid the planned holdout. 

Yesterday around 8:30 AM our fears were confirmed to be true. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen officially broke the news that Falcons star Wide Receiver Julio Jones would not be attending Training Camp without a revision to his deal.

While many Falcons fans saw this coming, it was still stomach churning when the news finally broke. While considered to be one of the best wideouts in the league, Julio barely cracks the top 10 in terms of salary. While still having three years on his five year, 71 million dollar deal, Jones wants a restructure that will make him the highest paid Receiver in the NFL.

It is widely expected that Jones will not be present when camp opens Thursday in Flowery Branch. But Wednesday evening a glimmer of hope shown on Twitter when ESPN’s Chris Mortensen once again broke news. This time it was that the two sides are speaking in hopes of reaching a resolution.

After the way the Offense sputtered last season, Falcons fans have to hope that the two sides are able to reach an agreement that will allow Julio to attend camp. It is vital that the SuperBowl hopeful Falcons are able to work out as many kinks as possible before toe meets leather in September against the World Champion Eagles.

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