There’s no doubt that Falcons fans were holding their breath when it came to their biggest and best player reporting to camp – that being wide out Julio Jones.
While there were some rumblings that Jones would stay away looking for an extension, he is has reported to Falcons training camp, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com tweets.
Jones has expressed optimism this offseason he and the Falcons will come to terms on an extension, one that could well be a market-reshaping pact.
Still, the 30-year-old star showing up in advance of Atlanta’s camp is a good sign. He last inked a deal in 2015.
The Falcons have done well to advance their offseason blueprint this week, having signed both Grady Jarrett and Deion Jones to extensions.
Both are now under contract through at least the 2022 season. While Julio Jones and the Falcons have been at this for a while, there still appears to be considerable ground to cover.