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Julio Jones, Falcons make progress in discussions about an extension

Julio Jones, Falcons make progress in discussions about an extension

There’s been a lot of talk about Julio Jones and his contract situation with the Atlanta Falcons. Last training camp, the Falcons star receiver staged a brief holdout over his deal. Jones signed a contract a few years ago that has him woefully underpaid considering what other top wideouts are getting now, but the Falcons […] The post Julio Jones, Falcons make progress in discussions about an extension appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Dimitroff gives update on Jones, Jarrett contract situations

Dimitroff gives update on Jones, Jarrett contract situations

The Falcons are in a good place Julio Jones’ contract situation and plan to continue to negotiate with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, who received the team’s $15.2 million franchise tag.
Blogging Dirty Mar 19, 2019

Atlanta Falcons: Best WR Corp in the NFL

 In a passing league, no team has a better WR corp than the Atlanta Falcons. The trio of Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley had a combined 3,336 yards receiving and 22 TD’s in 2018. I always laugh when people talk about bruising runningbacks or an offensive lineman not being worth a damn because […] Atlanta Falcons: Best WR Corp in the NFL - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Falcoholic Mar 19, 2019
Falcons want to know how fans feel about bringing back the Dirty Bird

Falcons want to know how fans feel about bringing back the Dirty Bird

Our editorial perspective is hell yes. What’s the most pressing issue facing the Falcons this offseason? Is it the limited amount of available cap the team has left to make moves? Is it the looming contract issues for Julio Jones, Grady Jarrett, and others? Or maybe ... just maybe ... could it be the return of the Dirty Bird? My esteemed colleague, pal, and fellow Falcons fan Steven Godfrey shared excerpts from a survey the team sent out over the weekend. An emphasis on the Dirty Bird stood out. The Falcons have been rolling with this Rise Up slogan for years now. Fans...
The Falcoholic Mar 19, 2019
Should the Falcons look into a trade for Robert Quinn?

Should the Falcons look into a trade for Robert Quinn?

The Dolphins pass rusher might come at a discount. The Falcons are not loaded with cash at the moment. Realistically, until they get Grady Jarrett and Julio Jones ironed out and unless they’re wiling to re-configure the deals of Jake Matthews and Desmond Trufant, that’s not going to change. Their draft class will be paid for by the post-June 1 cut of Ryan Schraeder, but free agent activity is not going to be significant until some of those deals get worked out, or perhaps not even then. Acknowledging all of that, a trade for Miami’s Robert Quinn is probably a longshot. But with the...
ClutchPoints Mar 15, 2019
Why the true winner of Antonio Brown’s new deal is Julio Jones

Why the true winner of Antonio Brown’s new deal is Julio Jones

When a player like Antonio Brown signs a new deal, the market at his position changes. One player who is directly affected by Brown’s new contract is Julio Jones. Brown’s new deal with the Oakland Raiders gives the All-Pro wide receiver $50 million over three seasons and $30 million in guaranteed money. Seeing this deal […] The post Why the true winner of Antonio Brown’s new deal is Julio Jones appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blogging Dirty Mar 15, 2019

Matt Ryan is doing whatever it takes to win now

  Matt Ryan gets a lot of unfair criticism from Falcon nation when they lose and even when they win, but he did something a franchise player is supposed to do. The offense accounts for more than 50 percent of the Falcons cap space due to the big contracts for Matt Ryan and Julio Jones […] Matt Ryan is doing whatever it takes to win now - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Falcoholic Mar 14, 2019
Falcons Jamon Brown and James Carpenter are here on cap friendly deals

Falcons Jamon Brown and James Carpenter are here on cap friendly deals

For a team with little cap space, these signings were well done. Going into 2019 free agency, the Falcons didn’t have a ton of wiggle room to sign a bunch of new guys. With long-term contracts looming for guys like Grady Jarrett and Deion Jones and an extension for Julio Jones also promised, it was unlikely that the team would be able to be big players in free agency. That said, the team freed up around $7 million in cap space using an automatic salary conversion in Matt Ryan’s contract and found a way to use that cap space by signing Jamon Brown and James Carpenter. At this point, it...
The Falcoholic Mar 13, 2019
The Falcoholic Podcast: Falcons need to pay Grady Jarrett and Julio Jones

The Falcoholic Podcast: Falcons need to pay Grady Jarrett and Julio Jones

We discuss this and more on the podcast this week. Jeanna and DW are back with a normal, non-Crossfire edition of the Falcoholic podcast. Joining us this week is Allen Strk and we end up covering a wide range of topics, including: Thoughts on the Falcons moving on from fan favorite and long-time kicker Matt Bryant Why Robert Alford needed to go, but why the unending hatred for him was not justified Brooks Reed, his spin move and that beautiful hair Why Brian Poole was not retained for a restricted free agent tender Matt Schaub and the head-scratching decision to bring him back Why this...
The Falcoholic Mar 12, 2019
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff talks Julio Jones contract in wake of Antonio Brown trade

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff talks Julio Jones contract in wake of Antonio Brown trade

What’s the latest on the looming Jones contract work? While we’re all glued to social media to await more news of the Atlanta Falcons making moves in free agency, there’s still business to tend to on the home front. GM Thomas Dimitroff caught up with ESPN’s Vaughn McClure to provide some insight into where exactly things stand with Julio Jones and his pending contract talks. I asked Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff today about the potential to make Julio Jones the league's highest-paid receiver in the neighborhood of $20 million per year-plus following the Antonio Brown news: ``I...
The Falcoholic Mar 12, 2019
Atlanta Falcons 2019 Mock Draft - 4.0

Atlanta Falcons 2019 Mock Draft - 4.0

Fact: Thomas Dimitroff’s hair has its own Twitter account. The draft season moves to another phase post-NFL Combine. Here is my fresh mock draft that shakes things up a little for the Falcons. Now that the Combine is behind us, it is time to turn our attention to free agency and Pro Day workouts for prospects. Well, with the way free agency will likely start for the Falcons, it may be best to just focus more the draft. The focal point for the team at this juncture is the well deserved contract extensions for defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and wide receiver Julio Jones. The Combine...
The Falcoholic Mar 11, 2019
A free agency wish list addressing the Falcons’ biggest needs

A free agency wish list addressing the Falcons’ biggest needs

The Falcons aren’t expected to spend heavily in free agency. They should still look to be fairly active with several concerns on their roster. For the third consecutive off-season, the Falcons aren’t expected to be overly aggressive in free agency. It doesn’t come as a major surprise given their cap situation. With Grady Jarrett receiving the franchise tag and Julio Jones’ imminent contract extension, the front office needs to assure fans that their franchise cornerstones are staying long-term. Deion Jones is the next player on their priority list, as discussions have already...
ClutchPoints Mar 10, 2019
Falcons’ Julio Jones expected to land huge deal after Antonio Brown’s contract with Raiders

Falcons’ Julio Jones expected to land huge deal after Antonio Brown’s contract with Raiders

The recent Antonio Brown deal has pioneered a new movement for NFL wide receivers, and Julio Jones could be one of the next to profit. The price tag for Jones, an eight-year Falcons receiver, has reportedly “gone up” as a result of Saturday’s developments, per ESPN’s Field Yates. Following a trade between the Oakland Raiders and […] The post Falcons’ Julio Jones expected to land huge deal after Antonio Brown’s contract with Raiders appeared first on ClutchPoints.
What the Antonio Brown trade means for the Falcons, Julio Jones

What the Antonio Brown trade means for the Falcons, Julio Jones

Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown was traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
The Falcoholic Mar 10, 2019
Reflecting on Matt Ryan’s 11 seasons: 2013

Reflecting on Matt Ryan’s 11 seasons: 2013

The nightmare season we’d all rather forget. With 5 seasons under his belt, many fans went into 2013 believing this would be a banner year for the franchise QB. After all, Matt Ryan and the Falcons were one play away from the Super Bowl the year before and important players like Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez were all back. This season, however, showed us that the NFL is often cold and cruel and that injuries are a great equalizer. Julio Jones was lost to the team in week 5. Roddy White was hobbled for a majority of the season. Free agent signing Steven Jackson was also...

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