Wide receiver Julio Jones will attend the start of training camp after coming to an agreement on an ongoing contract dispute with the Falcons.
Wide receiver Julio Jones will attend the start of training camp after coming to an agreement on an ongoing contract dispute with the Falcons, general manager Thomas Dimitroff announced Wednesday night.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the two parties agreed on a revised contract that adjusts Jones' 2018 salary.
"We have had continued dialogue all offseason with Julio and his representation," Dimitroff said in a statement. "We have come to an agreement with Julio, and we will re-address everything in 2019. I appreciate everyone’s hard work and communication on this.
"This adjustment does not impede us from working on other extensions with other key members of our football team. We will continue to work on those contracts going forward."
The Falcons report to camp Thursday, with the first practice being Friday. Jones could have been fined up to $40,000 for each day he missed, according to ESPN.
Jones is entering the third season of a five-year, $71 million contract extension he signed in 2015. He is scheduled to make $10.5 million in base salary this season. According to ESPN, both sides are working to increase his ability to earn more than the 2018 base salary. Atlanta had told Jones they wouldn't negotiate with a player who has three years left on a contract.
The five-time Pro Bowler had 88 catches for 1,444 yards and three touchdowns last season for Atlanta.