Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Quinn: Falcons began ‘conversations’ with Jones

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Wide receiver Julio Jones skipped the Atlanta Falcons' minicamp this week, but head coach Dan Quinn says he's confident the sides are headed toward a resolution. "The good news is that there are conversations that have begun," Quinn said as minicamp concluded Thursday. Jones' decision to skip minicamp reportedly stems from an unsatisfactory response to a contract proposal in recent weeks.

Matt Ryan, Falcons press on without Julio Jones

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Matt Ryan once again worked without his favorite target Wednesday on the second day of the Atlanta Falcons' ''mandatory'' mini-camp, yet the quarterback said he's not worried about wide receiver Julio Jones being absent and plans to work out with him soon. Jones appears to be seeking a contract adjustment to bump his pay grade up into the neighborhood of the NFL's top receivers. Multiple wideouts have received new contracts, leaving him ranked No. 7 at the position with a salary cap charge this season of $12.9 million.

Julio Jones misses Falcons’ minicamp but has Quinn’s support

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Julio Jones remains in coach Dan Quinn's good graces even after missing the opening day of the Atlanta Falcons' mandatory minicamp. Quinn said Tuesday he thought Jones, who missed voluntary offseason workouts , would participate

Julio Jones misses Falcons’ minicamp but has Quinn’s support

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones remains in coach Dan Quinn's good graces even after missing the opening day of the Atlanta Falcons' mandatory minicamp.Quinn said Tuesday he thought Jones, who missed voluntary offseason workouts , would participate

David Johnson skipping mandatory Cardinals minicamp over contract

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

David Johnson wants to cash in, finally, from his 2016 season. The Arizona Cardinals star running back, who missed all but the season opener with a wrist injury, is reportedly skipping this week’s mandatory minicamp this week according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

NFL notebook: Jones tells Falcons he’s skipping minicamp

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Wide receiver Julio Jones told the Atlanta Falcons he won't attend this week's mandatory minicamp, the team announced Monday. "We have been in contact with Julio and his representation," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. Jones has missed the Falcons' offseason conditioning program and organized team activities -- all of which is voluntary.

Julio Jones to be absent from Falcons’ minicamp, GM says

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones informed the team that he won't attend mandatory minicamp, general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement released Monday.  "We have been in contact with Julio and his representation,'' Dimitroff said. Although not ideal, Julio informed us today he would not be attending mini-camp. "We have much respect for him and what he means to our team, our city and our fans." Sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson that Jones' side sent a proposal to the Falcons, the response was not satisfactory, and Jones did not see fit to attend the mandatory minicamp at this time.

Time to panic? Julio Jones is skipping Falcons’ minicamp

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The Falcons’ mandatory minicamp begins on Tuesday, and on Monday, Atlanta released a statement from general manager Thomas Dimitroff saying that Jones won’t be there. Jones has stayed away from the Falcons all offseason, but everything before this week has been voluntary. Minicamp is mandatory, and teams can fine players who opt to miss it.

WR Jones tells Falcons he’s skipping minicamp

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Wide receiver Julio Jones has told the Atlanta Falcons he won't attend this week's mandatory minicamp, the team announced Monday. "We have been in contact with Julio and his representation," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. Although not ideal, Julio informed us today he would not be attending mini-camp.

NFL Players Question New National Anthem Policy, Hint At Non-Compliance

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Cracks are starting to appear in the National Football League’s announced plan to have its players on the field stand at attention for the national anthem in the 2018 season, which starts in three months. The Atlanta Falcons are the latest team to voice qualms about anthem procedure, which offers players who don’t wish to participate in standing at attention the option of staying in the locker room. The national anthem issue is beginning to surface as teams gather for the pre-season organized team activities before training camp starts in July.