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Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff says Julio Jones deal is ‘around the corner’

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Julio Jones’ contract has been a topic of discussion all offseason, as the wide receiver has two years remaining on his current deal is and is looking for an extension.

Of course, Jones has kept quiet about it this summer, but that does not mean the Atlanta Falcons aren’t working on it.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said that a new deal for Jones is on its way:

“He’s in a great spot, we’re in a great spot,” Dimitroff said during the Falcons’ preseason game against the Miami Dolphins, per Will McFadden of the Falcons’ official team website. “We continue to have our negotiations. I’m confident, I don’t have an exact timeline, but I’m not concerned about it, he’s not concerned about it … It’s just a matter of where it’s all going to land. As you know, you get a little creative and see how it is. I think it’s around the corner.”

Jones is scheduled to make $9.6 million this season and $11.4 million in 2020.

The 30-year-old is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he led the NFL with 1,677 receiving yards to go along with 113 receptions and eight touchdowns en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

Jones, who played his collegiate football at the University of Alabama, was originally selected by Atlanta with the sixth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Since entering the league, Jones has made six Pro Bowl appearances while notching First-Team All-Pro honors twice. He has also paced the NFL in receiving yards on two separate occasions and led the league in catches once.