Falcons coach Dan Quinn is confident that Julio Jones’ contract situation will get resolved in time for him to attend training camp, which is set for late July.
“The good news is that there are conversations that have begun,” Quinn said on Thursday after the team’s three-day minicamp was completed. “We’ll keep those private. I have a lot of faith in the organization and also in Julio that things will get resolved with good communications. I’m sure that’ll be a part of it as well.”
With the escalation in the wide receiver market over the offseason, Jones elected not to participate in the team’s offseason program and did not attend the team’s mandatory minicamp. He informed Quinn of his decision on Monday.
By skipping the minicamp, Jones could potentially be fined nearly $85,000 by the Falcons.