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Jones to get contract revised, report to camp

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July 25, 2018 at 10:33 pm.

Nov 26, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a pass for a touchdown over Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Justin Evans (21) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Photo Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 26, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a pass for a touchdown over Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Justin Evans (21) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Photo Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons have come to terms on a revised contract for 2018, paving the way for the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to attend training camp, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Jones, 29, was originally going to skip camp. The Falcons previously said that they would not adjust the deal for Jones.

Jones was set to make $10.5 million in 2018 in the third season of a five-year, $71.25 million contract extension he signed in 2015. Terms of the new 2018 contract were not immediately known.

Jones elected against participating in the Falcons’ voluntary offseason program and did not attend the team’s mandatory minicamp. He attended quarterback Matt Ryan’s passing camp with other teammates, however.

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 campaigns 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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