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Good morning, Atlanta Falcons. Today is the final day of the Falcons’ minicamp. Julio Jones has acted as classy as ever, putting his teammates first and won’t hold out for a new contract. Also, plenty of reaction from day two of minicamp. Let’s dive right in.

Julio Jones won’t hold out to get new deal — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Jones, with one year left on his deal, has attended all offseason workouts and the first two days of mandatory minicamp. The team appears to have every intention to sign him to a lucrative deal, although there appears to have been little discussion so far between the Falcons and Jones’ agent, Jimmy Sexton."

Five things to know from day 2 of minicamp — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"Two defensive backs who stood out were Jonathan Mincy and Ricardo Allen. Mincy, a UDFA cornerback out of Auburn, was flying all over the place, made at least three PBUs and held his own against Jones during one-on-ones. Allen continued to shine by hauling in two interceptions at free safety."

Lamar Holmes breaks foot at practice — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic

"This is awful news for Holmes and lousy for the Falcons, too. It’s currently unknown how Holmes suffered the injury, and we don’t know how long he’ll be out. Chances are good he’ll miss training camp, however, and there’s at least a decent chance he’ll miss some of the season. It puts him behind in any competition and makes his roster spot less secure, either way."

Jake Matthews confident in abilities in new scheme — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Although Jake Matthews wasn’t a full participant during the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday, the Atlanta Falcons second year left tackle looked confident on his feet coming back from January foot surgery."

Falcons and Buccaneers have GIF war on Twitter — SI.com

"The Falcons saw this and quickly responded with a Mean Girls screen reminding their rivals to “stop trying to make fetch happen,” and from there a full scale battle broke out, eventually drawing in the Panthers and Saints before it was all said and done."

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