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Bucs Nation Aug 31, 2015

Daily Bucs Links: William Gholston gets praised

Here's your open thread for today. The Julio Jones trade worked out for the Falcons while the Browns screwed up everything - SBNation.comJulio Jones is one of the highest paid receivers in the NFL now and it's hard to argue that he's not completely worth it. Washington front office, coaches reportedly ready to move on from RG3 - SBNation.comRobert Griffin III is reportedly in the middle of yet another coach vs. owner disagreement. The Philadelphia Eagles are unstoppable - SBNation.comThey're 3-0 through preseason play with an impressive +65 point differential, but it's only the preseason....
Cincy Jungle Aug 30, 2015

A.J. Green comments on Julio Jones' extension

"It's good for him," A.J. Green said of Julio Jones' five-year, $71.25 million extension. "All receivers are getting bank so we'll see if I get there." A.J. Green has been patiently waiting for a contract extension with the Bengals, but could now be the time? On Saturday afternoon, Julio Jones signed a massive extension with the Atlanta Falcons, agreeing to a five-year deal worth a reported $71.25 million, with $47 million guaranteed. After the Bengals beat the Bears on Saturday night, Paul Dehner Jr. spoke to Green about his thoughts on Jones' deal. Talked to A.J. Green in LR about the...
The Falcoholic Aug 29, 2015

Falcons fans react to Julio Jones' signing

Jubilation abounds! Here's a selected roundup of reactions to Julio Jones' new massive five year deal, which should keep the Falcons' best receiver (and arguably best player) around for a long while. We love u JJ. "@TheFalcoholic: Report: #Falcons have signed Julio Jones to an extension: http://t.co/NwYF8lt71H pic.twitter.com/DtfqeK2GRm" — Tonya Jackson (@cocoisreal) August 29, 2015 @TheFalcoholic pic.twitter.com/ulh1Zic5mj — Merci (@LordHolyGeezus) August 29, 2015 @TheFalcoholic Julio earned this contract. A hell of a receiver. #Juliogotpaid — Marshall Holcomb...
Cincy Jungle Aug 29, 2015

Falcons, Julio Jones agree to contract extension; could mean A.J. Green deal coming soon

The Falcons giving Julio Jones a massive contract extension is good news for the Bengals and A.J. Green as they look to get a deal done this year. The year of the wide receiver continues, at least in terms of the kind of contracts that are getting signed by players at that position. Julio Jones became the latest to get a massive extension done this year, as he and the Atlanta Falcons agreed to a five-year deal worth a reported $71 million, according to multiple media reports. Julio Jones and Falcons have agreed to a new 5-year contract worth $71.250 million and $47 million guaranteed....
Times-Picayune Aug 29, 2015

Julio Jones signs 5-year extension with Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons just locked in their star receiver. The team announced Saturday that Julio Jones signed a five-year extension. Jones finished 2014 with 1,593 receiving yards and six touchdowns. NFL Network's Ian Rapoprt tweeted that Jones' deal is work...
The Falcoholic Aug 29, 2015

Report: Julio Jones signs contract extension with Atlanta Falcons

The star wide receiver will be in Atlanta for a lot longer after inking a brand new contract extension. After Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas snagged new deals from the Cowboys and Broncos, respectively, you knew Julio Jones' extension wouldn't be too far behind. We had to wait a little longer than anticipated, but today, we have the good news that one of the most dynamic receivers in football will be a centerpiece of the Falcons' offense for many years to come, and just before the Dolphins game, to boot. Julio Jones and Falcons have agreed to a new 5-year contract worth $71.250 million...
The Falcoholic Aug 24, 2015

Julio Jones contract talks have "stalled significantly"

ESPN passed along news that things are not going well in the Julio Jones extension discussions. We have been waiting weeks for what has felt like the inevitable and imminent Julio Jones contract extension. The wide receiver is expected to cost around the same as recently signed Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas, so how hard could the negotiations be? Pretty difficult, apparently, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Falcons owner Arthur Blank remained optimistic today re: Julio Jones' contract but sources say talks stalled significantly last week — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 24,...
The Falcoholic Aug 23, 2015

Matt Ryan, Julio Jones loom as must-drafts for your fantasy leagues

Fantasy advice from The Falcoholic! Many of you will complete your fantasy drafts between now and the end of preseason, and you may be mapping out your strategy as we speak. To aid you as you consider whether you should be a total homer and accumulate a bunch of Falcons, I've prepared this early, hopefully handy guide. Get Matt Ryan: He looks healthy, the first-team line should be passable enough, and there are quality weapons aplenty here. The connection with Julio looks as strong as ever, and Ryan isn't likely to be one of the first 4-5 players off the board unless you're playing with a...
Music City Miracles Aug 14, 2015

Titans vs. Falcons: How much did Atlanta improve their defense this offseason?

1. How much do you love Julio Jones? Will they get a long term deal done with him before the end of the season? I love him so much I'm going to name my next son Julio Jones, which I'm sure won't be awkwardly received. I think a long term deal gets done, hopefully on the sooner side. The owner loves him, the team loves him, Julio seems to like being in Atlanta, and he's so integral to the offense as a whole that I can't imagine him hitting the open market. The years and money are up in the air, but you'll see this get done for certain. 2. The pass rush seemed to be the biggest concern for...
The Falcoholic Aug 12, 2015

Madden 16 ratings revealed for Falcons, NFC South

How do the Falcons match up against their NFC South rivals? EA Sports revealed the Madden NFL 16 team ratings for the Atlanta Falcons and the rest of the NFC South. Here's how things shake out within the division: Panthers: 80 Saints: 78 Falcons: 77 Buccaneers: 74 Ratings for some of the Falcons' offensive players were also unveiled:  Matt Ryan (90 overall), Julio Jones (94 overall), Roddy White (84 overall), Leonard Hankerson (76 overall), Devonta Freeman (75 overall) and Tevin Coleman (74 overall). And on defense: Vic Beasley (77 overall), Desmond Trufant (90 overall) and Justin Durant...
The Falcoholic Aug 12, 2015

Matt Ryan, Julio Jones considered NFL MVP longshots, per Bovada

They're getting plenty of respect, but not necessarily from oddsmakers. While Matt Ryan has gotten some preseason MVP love and Julio Jones' ability is both feared and respected around the league, the duo are both considered longshots to come away with an MVP award in 2015. That's the word per Bovada's NFL MVP odds, which list Matt Ryan at 40/1 and Julio Jones at 50/1. The latter is hardly surprising, given the rarity with which wide receivers win the award, but it's a little surprising to see Ryan ranking so far behind Drew Brees, who faces a year without Jimmy Graham, and both Calvin...
Cincy Jungle Aug 10, 2015

Falcons and Julio Jones negotiations progressing

As Bengals fans, we'd normally care little for the negotiations of other players with their respective teams. However, a Falcons extension with Julio Jones could have a huge impact for A.J. Green and the Bengals. The Atlanta Falcons are making progress during negotiations to sign wide receiver Julio Jones to a long-term deal, according to reports. "We're moving as quickly as we can," Falcons owner Arthur Blank said, via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, calling Jones a "lifer". Blank added that Jones, "has been fabulous. He came into camp in great shape. He's working all-out. There is no...
Falcons Gab Aug 9, 2015

Blank Says He’ll Do Whatever He Can to Keep Jones a Falcon for Life

There’s no doubt that the Falcons should do whatever they have to in order to keep star wide out Julio Jones as a member of the Birds for life. Today Falcons owner Arthur Blank told the teams official website that the organization is going to do whatever they can in order to keep Jones with […]
The Falcoholic Aug 9, 2015

Arthur Blank: Julio Jones to be an Atlanta Falcon for life

Optimism is running high that Julio Jones will not be leaving Atlanta anytime soon. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has had a pretty big question on his plate: will he dedicate substantial money to paying the dominant, but oft-injured Julio Jones? The Falcoholic's Jeanna Thomas was present at Sunday's camp when Blank addressed the media. Falcons owner Arthur Blank addressing the media. pic.twitter.com/QPI5D17KXc — Jeanna (@jeannathomas) August 9, 2015 This should be good, considering Blank is not always available to the media. Blank says talks with Julio are moving ahead. Expects...
The Falcoholic Aug 8, 2015

Julio Jones is "lining up in every spot"

It seems each offensive coordinator uses Julio a bit more up to his potential. We like writing about Julio Jones. Jones finished up with nearly 1,600 receiving yards last year. He is coming off a rare healthy offseason. He said he has dropped weight, and added "another gear." Things are looking good. Despite having a truly dominant season, the new coaching staff is looking for more ways to get Julio the ball. Practicing their receiving sets, Falcons have Julio lining up in every spot, just like he said — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) August 5, 2015 While Mike Mularkey criminally...

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