Atlanta Falcons News: Julio Jones contract talks progressing


Good morning, Falcons fans. We are five weeks away from the Monday Night Football curtain raiser and the anticipation is cranking up. Be sure to stay tuned to our “Falcons 50” countdown to kickoff, which kicks off a brand new series today at noon. Let’s get started with the first Dirty Bird Daily of the week.

Falcons, Jones talks progressing — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Addressing wide receiver Julio Jones’ contract situation Sunday, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank did not give a timetable but said talks are progressing."

Falcons’ top 5 rivalries entering 2015 — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons have certainly ruffled some feathers with other teams in the NFL in their 50-year existence as a franchise. Whether it’s a team that the Falcons play twice annually or a team that always seems to get under your skin when you play them, the Atlanta Falcons have formed some formidable rivalries over the years."

Five Falcons facing make-or-break seasons — Jeff Smith of FOX Sports

"For those four players named above, it’s safe to say that none of them should be worried about their job security beyond 2015, barring something crazy. But what about the players on Atlanta’s roster who are facing a make-or-break season this year?"

Camp Report: 5 things to know from day 8 — Andrew Hirsh of

"The Falcons returned to Flowery Branch on Sunday for Day 8 of XFINITY Training Camp, as a number of coaches and owner Arthur Blank addressed the media."

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