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GM Thomas Dimitroff suggested a contract extension for Julio Jones will be a priority.

Now that the draft is over, the Falcons are expected to open negotiations with Jones. He's currently set to hit unrestricted free agency following this season. At just 26 years old with uniquely dominant ability, the Falcons are going to have to pony up Calvin Johnson kind of money. Julio is set to tear the roof off the league this year as Roddy White continues to fade into the distance.

Source: ESPN.com May 4 - 9:37 AM

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I always hate the last sentence of these snippets. Always a backhanded compliment in there.

That shot at Roddy was completely unnecessary.

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GM Thomas Dimitroff suggested a contract extension for Julio Jones will be a priority.

Now that the draft is over, the Falcons are expected to open negotiations with Jones. He's currently set to hit unrestricted free agency following this season. At just 26 years old with uniquely dominant ability, the Falcons are going to have to pony up Calvin Johnson kind of money. Julio is set to tear the roof off the league this year as Roddy White continues to fade into the distance.

Source: ESPN.com May 4 - 9:37 AM

As an Alabama/Julio Fan too, I say IF he stays healthy. And with Hardy in the slot, I can see a few less catches as teams do guard him closely. I actually do not expect major numbers from him. He'll be a defence's focus and we have other weapons. His raise won't necessarily come from huge numbers. More for what he CAN do than what he actually does...

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GM Thomas Dimitroff suggested a contract extension for Julio Jones will be a priority.

Now that the draft is over, the Falcons are expected to open negotiations with Jones. He's currently set to hit unrestricted free agency following this season. At just 26 years old with uniquely dominant ability, the Falcons are going to have to pony up Calvin Johnson kind of money. Julio is set to tear the roof off the league this year as Roddy White continues to fade into the distance.

Source: ESPN.com May 4 - 9:37 AM

The conclusion of the NFL draft means the Atlanta Falcons can focus on another important matter: a long-term contract for Julio Jones.
There have been no discussions between the team and Jones' agent, Jimmy Sexton. However, general manager Thomas Dimitroff continues to indicate that Jones is a priority.
"There is no question that our focus in the future will be on Julio Jones and where we are," Dimitroff told ESPN.com. "I don't want to get into specifics about the timing of that, obviously. But now that the draft is over and we continue to build this football team, we understand that Julio is a very important part of our building and evolving as a championship-type team."
Julio Jones was named to his second Pro Bowl last season after finishing with 1,593 receiving yards. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Jones, 26, was named to his second Pro Bowl last season after setting a franchise single-season record with 1,593 receiving yards. He had seven 100-plus-yard games, including a team-record 259 yards on 11 receptions at Green Bay.
The Falcons exercised the fifth-year option on Jones' rookie contract last season, assuring Jones would be in the fold for the 2015 season at a cost of $10,176,000. He would become an unrestricted free agent in 2016 if not signed to a new deal or slapped with the franchise tag, which was $12.823 million for receivers this season.
Jones no doubt wants to be paid among the league's top receivers. Detroit's Calvin Johnson leads the way at $16 million per year.
It is fair to wonder if the Falcons have any reservations about signing Jones to a lucrative deal because of concerns about his previously injured right foot. Jones suffered a fifth metatarsal fracture in the foot in Week 5 of the 2013 campaign and missed the rest of the season. He fractured the same foot prior to the 2011 NFL draft.
Dimtroff was asked if the history with Jones' foot is an issue.
"That's not my concern right now," Dimitroff said. "That's not my concern, period."
Last July, the Falcons signed their other top receiver, Roddy White, to an extension through the 2017 season. White, who has a close bond with Jones, has not offered advice to Jones on how to approach the contract situation.
"I don't give advice about nobody's money," White said. "I just want him to be the highest paid receiver in the league."
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"I don't give advice about nobody's money," White said. "I just want him to be the highest paid receiver in the league."

Oh thanks Roddy lol

Roddy's just looking out for his little brother!

Most of us would do the same!

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I think we were hoping so bad for Dez Bryant or A.J. Green to get a deal done first to set the market. Although I think each of those teams can say the same about wanting us to get a deal done with Julio.

Every team is playing chicken.

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I think we were hoping so bad for Dez Bryant or A.J. Green to get a deal done first to set the market. Although I think each of those teams can say the same about wanting us to get a deal done with Julio.

Every team is playing chicken.

I think it's the opposite. Once one receiver is paid each one after will ask for a little more to one up them. The advantage goes to who pays their guy first

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I think it's the opposite. Once one receiver is paid each one after will ask for a little more to one up them. The advantage goes to who pays their guy first

not really.. once the market is set for ex.

If juloo did get signed first, thers no way dez or aj would get more money..

Stats clme jn to play now, and as soon as a player ask for moee then the market value, the team can point to another player at his position who outperformed him.

If i was atlanta im hoping dez gets signed first, he shouldnt make more then julio or aj imo.. if he does then atlanta can try and get a discount on julio cause the again the market is set.

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not really.. once the market is set for ex.

If juloo did get signed first, thers no way dez or aj would get more money..

Stats clme jn to play now, and as soon as a player ask for moee then the market value, the team can point to another player at his position who outperformed him.

If i was atlanta im hoping dez gets signed first, he shouldnt make more then julio or aj imo.. if he does then atlanta can try and get a discount on julio cause the again the market is set.

It won't play out like that at all. Just like how inferior QB's still get a little more than the last QB that signed a contract. They will handcuff and force the team to do it because if their team won't give them a little more, another will. They won't care if the guy has a few less yards

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not really.. once the market is set for ex.

If juloo did get signed first, thers no way dez or aj would get more money..

Stats clme jn to play now, and as soon as a player ask for moee then the market value, the team can point to another player at his position who outperformed him.

If i was atlanta im hoping dez gets signed first, he shouldnt make more then julio or aj imo.. if he does then atlanta can try and get a discount on julio cause the again the market is set.

Guys usually do get paid more after the market is set, like McNulty was saying each guy slightly one ups the other regardless of stats so long as their considered in the same tier

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We'd be dumb as hail to give Julio Megatron type money. Megatron's cap hits are in the $21-24M range over the next three years. Let Julio play out his rookie contract then try to a Dimi lowball offer on him. If he balks, franchise him. Then franchise him again if we have to. In the meantime, keep adding a couple WRs a year like we did with Hank and Hardy and let him walk if we have to.

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We'd be dumb as hail to give Julio Megatron type money. Megatron's cap hits are in the $21-24M range over the next three years. Let Julio play out his rookie contract then try to a Dimi lowball offer on him. If he balks, franchise him. Then franchise him again if we have to. In the meantime, keep adding a couple WRs a year like we did with Hank and Hardy and let him walk if we have to.

You'd give Gurley megatron money as a rookie. Just shut up. You know nothing about football

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