The Atlanta Falcons are trying to find a trade for star wide receiver Julio Jones, and Mike Garafolo said on NFL Network the Los Angeles Rams and Tennessee Titans are two teams that have talked to the Falcons about a deal, per PFT's Michael David Smith.
However, nothing is imminent as Atlanta continues to look for a first-round pick. ESPN's Diana Russini recently reported the Falcons had an offer of a future first-round pick on the table and that a deal could happen early next week, but Garafolo's report seems to be skeptical of that.
The Rams don't have a first-round pick available to trade in 2022 or 2023 and don't have the cap space to take on Jones and his base salary of over $15 million. The Titans also don't have the cap space right now either. Players from the Rams and Titans have been trying to recruit Jones on social media, but that doesn't mean a trade will happen.
June 1 is a magic date for Julio Jones because it saves the Falcons money if they trade him after that. Atlanta seems to be holding strong for now when it comes to its demands in a trade, but we'll see if any team actually does come to the table to meet them.
The 32-year-old Jones is a terrific player when healthy. He did miss seven games in 2020, but still he caught 51 passes for 771 yards and three touchdowns in nine games. In 2019, he caught 99 balls for 1,394 yards. The star wide receiver led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,677 in 2018.