Julio Jones Expected to be Traded Prior to Training Camp

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SJ - May 6, 2021

That's the word on the street according to NFL insider Peter King.  The Falcons are reportedly listening to trade offers for star wide receiver Julio Jones.

King talked to Atlanta general manager Terry Fontenot recently and came away with the feeling that Jones will be traded before training camp begins.

King revealed this on his podcast:

"The one other thing I left there with is that I don't think because Julio Jones wasn't traded on draft weekend, I don’t think that means that he won't be traded.  And in fact, I'd say it's better than 50-50 that he will be traded before training camp begins.  The reason is, obviously the Falcons are basically in cap jail right now, and they could clear an awful lot of space by trading Julio Jones June 2 or after.  Meaning they could separate his cap hit into two years, instead of taking it all now.  So, that's why I still think there's a good chance he's gonna get traded."

Jones probably has a couple of years left in the tank, but for the most part at 32, his best years are behind him.  That said there's no reason why he should waste anymore of his career in Atlanta.  It will be interesting to see where he ends up.

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