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Falcons WR Jones absent from start of OTAs

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May 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm.

January 6, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

January 6, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones was not in attendance on Monday for the start of the Atlanta Falcons’ organized team activities, multiple media outlets reported.

Jones reportedly is seeking a raise with three years and $34.45 million remaining on his current deal, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

The 29-year-old Jones is set to make $10.5 million in 2018 in the third season of a five-year, $71.25 contract extension he signed in 2015.

Organized team activities are voluntary, however, veteran minicamp on June 12-14 is mandatory.

Jones is coming off another huge season with 88 receptions for 1,444 yards, although he only reached the end zone three times.

It marked the fourth consecutive season in which Jones amassed at least 1,400 yards receiving and the fifth time in seven seasons that he has eclipsed 1,000 yards.

Jones has appeared in 95 regular-season games for the Falcons, recording 585 catches for 9,054 yards and 43 touchdowns since being selected with the sixth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

 

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