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AP source: Falcons won't offer WR Jones new deal this year

Thu Jul 19 1:19pm ET
By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer

Players: Julio Jones, Jarvis Landry, Mike Evans

In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs during an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the discussions says the Atlanta Falcons won't renegotiate Julio Jones' contract this season, casting doubts on whether the star receiver will be in training camp next week. The person, speaking on condition of anomity because the contract talks have not been made public, said Thursday, July 19, 2018, that the Falcons informed Jones a few weeks ago that they didn't have room under the salary cap to offer him a new deal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)


In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones walks off the field after an NFL football game between the Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Atlanta. A person familiar with the discussions says the Atlanta Falcons won't renegotiate Julio Jones' contract this season, casting doubts on whether the star receiver will be in training camp next week. The person, speaking on condition of anomity because the contract talks have not been made public, said Thursday, July 19, 2018, that the Falcons informed Jones a few weeks ago that they didn't have room under the salary cap to offer him a new deal. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)


ATLANTA (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Falcons won't renegotiate Julio Jones' contract this season, casting doubts on whether the star receiver will be in training camp next week.

The Falcons informed Jones several weeks ago that they didn't have room under the salary cap to offer him a new deal for this season, according to the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the contract talks have not been made public.

Jones dipped on the NFL's list of highest-paid receivers during the offseason when several players received huge new contracts, including Tampa Bay's Mike Evans and Cleveland's Jarvis Landry.

Jones is set to make $10.5 million this season, $12.5 million in 2019 and $11.4 million in the final season of a six-year, $71.3 million contract he signed in 2015. The current deal includes $47 million in guaranteed money.

Atlanta's decision not to renegotiate Jones' contract was first reported by The Athletic.

Player Notes
Leonard Fournette Aug 21 11:01pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette could see more action on third down this year, according to head coach Doug Marrone. The Jaguars used Fournette on third down plays with the first team offense in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings and Marrone said the second-year back seems to be doing a good job in the situations. If Fournette can be a true three-down back for Jacksonville this year, he could see his value in PPR formats vault into the top five by the end of the season.

Theo Riddick Aug 21 10:53pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Josh Gordon Aug 21 10:43pm ET

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon should be on the practice field very soon, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

Antonio Callaway Aug 21 10:33pm ET

Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway (groin) worked on the side during practice Tuesday, Aug. 21, and may not be able to play in the third preseason game.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Aug 21 10:20pm ET

Buccaneers left tackle Donovan Smith (knee) will miss the next two-to-four weeks with a sprained knee. Smith looked like he had suffered a much more serious injury in practice but was luckily diagnosed with just a sprain. This is good news for Tampa, but bad news for Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bucs' line will look to be pretty ugly come Week 1 of the regular season if Smith is still out.

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Adrian Peterson Aug 21 10:13pm ET

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson's one-year deal is worth $1.015 million, according to a source.

Jay Ajayi Aug 21 10:03pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (undisclosed) has been missing practice because of a lower body injury, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

Eric Reid Aug 21 9:23pm ET

Free-agent FS Eric Reid (49ers) could be an option for the San Francisco 49ers if he is willing to accept a backup role and a salary close to league minimum, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said he does not believe Reid would be willing to accept that type of role.

C.J. Beathard Aug 21 9:23pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB C.J. Beathard (foot) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21, because of a foot injury, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said the hope is that Beathard will practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Junior Galette Aug 21 9:13pm ET

Free-agent LB Junior Galette (Redskins) will not sign with the Los Angeles Rams, according to head coach Sean McVay. McVay said Galette underwent a physical during his visit but is not sure if Galette worked out for the team.

Tony Lippett Aug 21 9:03pm ET

Miami Dolphins CB Tony Lippett (ankle) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Kenny Stills Aug 21 8:53pm ET

Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (ankle, calf) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Kalen Ballage Aug 21 8:53pm ET

Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (concussion) is still going through the concussion protocol and did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Aug 21 8:33pm ET

Free-agent LB Nick DeLuca (Titans) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, Aug. 21. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also placed FS Don Carey (undisclosed) on the Reserve/Injured list.

Tevin Mitchel Aug 21 8:23pm ET

Detroit Lions CB Antwuan Davis was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders Tuesday, Aug. 21. The team also waived/injured S Tevin Mitchel (undisclosed).

Datone Jones Aug 21 8:13pm ET

Dallas Cowboys DE Datone Jones (knee) is expected to miss a few weeks because of a knee injury, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

Cole Beasley Aug 21 7:53pm ET

Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (groin) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Leighton Vander Esch Aug 21 7:33pm ET

Dallas Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch (groin) is not expected to practice this week as he nurses a groin injury.

J.D. McKissic Aug 21 7:23pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB J.D. McKissic (foot) suffered a Jones' fracture in his foot and is expected to be out four to six weeks, according to a source.

Bradley McDougald Aug 21 7:13pm ET

Seattle Seahawks SS Bradley McDougald (pectoral) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 21, with a pectoral strain, according to head coach Pete Carroll.