streetenigma23 Posted July 17, 2015 Share Posted July 17, 2015 http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/07/17/roddy-white-the-longer-falcons-wait-to-sign-julio-jones-the-more-it-will-cost/Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is heading into the final year of his contract, something that’s led to intermittent discussion in the media about a possible extension this offseason.It reportedly hasn’t led to any discussionbetween Jones and the Falcons, although that hasn’t dampened the feeling that a deal could still be signed before the team starts training camp. Jones’s fellow wideout Roddy Whitesigned an extension with the team before camp last season and he advised the team to do the same with Jones.“If I was the G.M. I would get a deal done with Julio now,” White told Josina Anderson of ESPN. “I want to make sure he’s paid. That’s my guy. The more they wait, the more it’s going to cost them. It’s important that he feels comfortable.”Without knowing the specifics of what the two sides are thinking about an extension, it’s hard to know if waiting will cost the Falcons more money in the long run. With theDez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas contracts done, though, there’s a pretty good parameter in place for a contract for a premier receiver that’s unlikely to change all that much between now and the 2016 offseason. That could help move things along in Atlanta because there’s not much chance the Falcons will risk losing Jones on the open market. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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