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No Extension Talks Have Taken Place Between Falcons and WR Jones

at Lambeau Field on December 8, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

There have been no contract extension talks between the Falcons and Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones‘ camp, a league source told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com on Monday.

The Falcons have stated their intent to keep Jones for the long haul, but at what price?

Falcons teammate Roddy White believes Jones should be the NFL’s highest-paid receiver. Calvin Johnson, who makes $16.2 million annually as part of a seven-year contract he signed with the Lions in 2013, currently holds that title. Johnson received $43.75 million guaranteed.

Jones, 26, has one year remaining on his contract after the team exercised its fifth-year option. He will make $10.176 million during the 2015 season.

While there appears to be a contentious situation brewing in Dallas between top receiver Dez Bryant and the Cowboys, Jones vowed not to protest over an extension with the Falcons. He attended all offseason workouts and minicamps and is expected to report to training camp on time.

“I’m not going to hold out for anything,” Jones told ESPN last month. “My teammates need me. I’m being selfish if I’m not here and doing what I need to do.”

Jones said his agent, Jimmy Sexton, will handle all contract discussions.


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