What the Julio Jones holdout does and does not mean

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What the Julio Jones holdout does and does not mean
What the Julio Jones holdout does and does not mean

By now you've heard that Julio Jones is not going to mandatory minicamp for the Falcons. This is going to be the story line until a new deal gets done, unfortunately, because player holdouts cause far more angst than, say, a team cutting a player with three years left on his deal. The Falcons have been pressed for cap space all offseason, figure to sort through some big ticket free agents in the next couple of offseasons, and are heading into the heart of their offseason program shortly without their top receiver there. After a year where Julio was his usual excellent self but also dropped a few too many passes and reeled in just three touchdowns, he's inevitably going to get more blowback than he would after, say, a Super Bowl-winning 2018.

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