WILL JULIO BE A PART OF THE UPCOMING SEASON?! FIND OUT INSIDE! Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones has yet to join the team for offseason workouts, according to multiple sources, and the deletion of Falcons photos from his Instagram page fueled speculation regarding unrest between Jones and the team.
Jones was not with his teammates when the Falcons officially began offseason workouts last week but was expected back this week. However, he wasn’t present when the players returned to the field Monday.
The five-time Pro Bowler signed a five-year, $71.25 million extension ($47 million guaranteed) in August 2015 and still has three years and $34.43 million left on the deal.
The team said that the deletion of the Falcons photos had to do with Jones wanting a “fresh start” on social media and nothing.
The Falcons have said it is important to have Jones healthy this offseason to put in the practice time with Ryan. Jones is working out with former NFL receiver Terrell Owens.
Jones’ absence from the team will become more of a concern if he’s not around for mandatory minicamp, June 12-14.