FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he knew for a while that five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones would report a contract dispute in spite of Jones's contract dispute.
The team announced late Wednesday. Www.germnews.de/archive/gn/1999/01/16.html On the night a deal was made with Jones' current deal to raise its planned wage of $ 10.5 million in 2018 instead of revising the contract at three years and $ 34.426 million. It is believed that the Jones & # 39; salary increases by at least $ 2 million, and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said the Falcons are planning to Jones & # 39; Renegotiate contract in 2019. Jones signed a five-year contract in August 201
Quinn got a sense of Jones returning to the training camp when Jones joined Mattan Ryan and other offensive teammates for a week's training in California. July 16: Jones has not shown up for compulsory minicamp or offseason workouts.
"I probably did not have the same stress as you and the fan base," said Quinn. "I know that there were some reports about him not coming in. I knew he would come to the camp for a while and that's part of a good communication, player to coach." It was not necessarily where I had not expected that he was here.
"But I'm glad that between Thomas and her side, if there's anything to do, they work together and find a way to find out I think that's a good example between Thomas and Jimmy [Sexton] of Julio's representation. "
Dimitroff classified the conversations while discussing why the sites could not solve the problem earlier.
" It was never in dispute, at least not from our point of view, "said Dimitroff," and I have that feeling never gotten by Jimmy Sexton. … you can have win-win solutions. You do not have to be contentious. "
Dimitroff started the news conference on Thursday with the explanation that the Falcons felt optimistic throughout the process.
" We were very confident in our off-season communication, "said Dimitroff," as you all know This is an organization led by Arthur Blank, who believes in culture, who believes in taking care of business, taking care of our people, taking care of the players right away, and treating people right from this culture, our approach That, everything fell into the line. And we felt as if we had come to a good match.
"We have been very creative with how we summarize this adjustment, which is cap-neutral and still allows us to focus on the other players we are looking forward to in the relatively near future Jake Matthews, Grady Jarrett "Ricardo Allen] [to extensions]."  Dimitroff said that Blank did not intervene in the contract talks.
Quinn had not spoken to Jones on Thursday afternoon, Dimitroff said the contract adjustment was ready for Jones to sign.
"I'm not waiting in his dormitory," said Quinn, laughing.
A reporter asked Quinn what chances the Hawks would have had Super Bowl without Jones
"It would be hard ever saying that nobody is irreplaceable in this way, "Quinn said," but it definitely gives you a better shot. "
The Falcons perform their first training camp on Friday morning.