Atlanta Falcons News: Julio Jones not worried about contract


Good morning, Falcons fans. There is plenty of training camp fallout today, so let’s dive straight in with the Dirty Bird Daily.

Dan Quinn’s Falcons can handle the heat — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"In the words of Glenn Frey, ‘the heat is on‘ down in Flowery Branch.  Though Axel Foley might look cooler in dark clothing, Dan Quinn has made a point to wear nearly all black coaching his Atlanta Falcons in the sweltering August Georgia heat.  His Atlanta Falcons can apparently handle it."

Julio Jones still not worried about contract — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Atlanta Falcons two-time Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones, who has one year left on his rookie deal, maintained the same stance regarding his contract situation."

First day in pads a success for Falcons — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons put on the pads in the third day of training camp.  Head Coach Dan Quinn expressed his satisfaction in seeing intriguing individual matchups like LT Jake Matthewsversus OLB Vic Beasley for the first time in full contact."

#AskAndrew: Monday Falcons mailbag — Andrew Hirsh of

"Each week, writer Andrew Hirsh will be answering your Falcons questions from social media. Today, he discusses Joe Hawley, rookies and the secondary."

5 big plays from Falcons practice — D. Orlando Ledbetter of

"“Big short-yard emphasis for us today,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “That was kind of one of the areas that we wanted to hit on hard because it’s such a big one.”"

Falcons reportedly still interested in free agent Jake Long — FOX Sports

"While Jake Long came to workout for the Atlanta Falcons this past week, he also went to visit the New York Giants and Denver Broncos. Obviously, when a free agent leaves town, many believe that he’ll sign somewhere else."

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