Atlanta Falcons News: Julio Jones to receive ‘major’ contract


Good morning, Falcons fans. Are you ready for football? You best be, because the Atlanta Falcons kickoff their 2015 regular season in just 20 days time. As you enjoy your morning coffee, let’s take a look at all of the Falcons links from around the internet.

Julio Jones getting ‘major’ contract, says Blank — Mark Inabinnett of

"Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones is close to signing “one of the major contracts in the NFL” with the Falcons, team owner Arthur Blank said on Monday. The former Alabama standout needs to use some of his new cash to buy a Mercedes-Benz, Blank added."

Falcons sign WR Harris, waive LB Spruill — Kelsey Conway of

"The Atlanta Falcons announced today that they have signed wide receiver John Harris and waived linebacker Marquis Spruill."

Are Falcons new favorites to win NFC South? — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"Atlanta’s pass rush is beginning to come alive and the aerial attack led by QB Matt Ryan looks as efficient as ever. Following the season-ending ACL injury to Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin, are the Atlanta Falcons now the perceived favorite to win the NFC South?"

Julio contract talks “stalled significantly” — Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic

"We have been waiting weeks for what has felt like the inevitable and imminent Julio Jones contract extension. The wide receiver is expected to cost around the same as recently signed Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas, so how hard could the negotiations be?"

The new Falcons stadium has a name — Jonathan Bass of FanSided

"Come one, come all, the Atlanta Falcons’ $1 billion ($1,000,000,000) palace on the hill now officially has a name. On Monday morning, both team and sponsor Mercedes-Benz announced that the Falcons’ new digs will be called “Mercedes-Benz Stadium.”"

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