Julio Jones’ contract situation

The Falcons announced Monday that Jones won’t be attending their upcoming mandatory minicamp. While this isn’t a call to battle stations, the ship has moved to yellow alert.

Jones will be a Falcon in 2018 (most likely). The two sides will work out a new deal (most likely).

But when a player starts missing mandatory parts of the schedule, that isn’t good.

It isn’t catastrophic by any means. But it means that Jones, who league sources have told me wants to be highest-paid receiver in football, feels a contract resolution isn’t close enough for him to attend camp.

Most league sources I speak to think Earl Thomas and the Seahawks will indeed work out a new deal.

I’m skeptical because the Seahawks are cleaning house, having jettisoned veterans like Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett this offseason. They see Thomas as part of that group.

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If you want to take a glimpse inside the mind of one of the best ever to play quarterback, watch it.

Right down to the moment when he says he wanted to switch from a run call to a pass play but didn’t want to tell the coach, it’s vintage Favre.

Said Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin, It’s actually easy being left handed to cope with moving to the other side. Now it gives me a chance to take on that number one spot and continue to push everybody else. That’s what I’m working on most this year. I want to gain everybody’s trust, so they know they can count on me.

When the Ravens got a hat on a hat, Collins was one of the most talented runners last season. If he can do more as a pass-catcher than he has so far, he may develop into one of the better all-around backs in the league.

Along with free-agent safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, White helped completely revamp the Bills’ secondary in 2017. Buffalo’s defense had a defensive passing efficiency of 78.8, the fifth-best mark in the league.

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No, I’m not thinking about it, he said of his contract, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.

Ansah has been limited by knee and ankle injuries in recent years, but bounced back with 12.0 sacks last year. That nine of those sacks came in three-sack bursts in three games is good, but the 29-year-old’s physical status makes it reasonable to wonder about the wisdom of a long-term deal.

Asked if he was taking it easy this week because of the knee, Ansah replied: I’m just adhering to what the medical staff and the coaches are asking of me.

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We have much respect for him and what he means to our team, our city and our fans.

Sources told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that Jones’ side sent a proposal to the Falcons, the response was not satisfactory, and Jones did not see fit to attend the mandatory minicamp at this time.

Julio Jones did not show up for any part of Atlanta’s voluntary workouts, including organized team activities, and plans to skip the mandatory minicamp June 12-14. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Jones has three years and almost $35 million remaining on his contract. He is aware of the seven other receivers who average more than his $14.25 million per year, led by Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown at $17 million per year. When Jones signed a five-year, $71.25 million contract extension in August 2015, he received $47 million guaranteed. That’s the same amount of guaranteed money Jarvis Landry received after being traded from Miami to Cleveland.

The Falcons understand Jones’ contract concerns Jeff Bagwell Jersey and seem willing to work with him at some point. Jones did not show up for any part of voluntary workouts, including organized team activities. He’ll face maximum fines of $14,070, $28,140, and $42,215 for missing mandatory minicamp Tuesday through Thursday.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn initially said he expected Jones at camp but didn’t say that message was relayed directly from Jones.

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NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Thursday on Up To The Minute Live that player control is one aspect of the new contract that is extremely important to Rodgers, according to sources briefed on the negotiations. How much built-in control will Rodgers have on his future?

In 2013, Rodgers signed a five-year extension that put him under team control through the 2019 season. Since then, the All-World quarterback has seen some far lesser signal-callers leapfrog him in pay. Rodgers’ $22 million per season average ranks 10th among QBs, behind Ryan, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo, Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, Alex Smith and Joe Flacco.

If Rodgers signs another five-year extension, that would put him under team control through 2024 when he’s 41 years old. Such a long deal would surely lead to another game of leapfrog in which Rodgers sees worse quarterbacks get paid more.

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One problem in Rodgers earning such an opt-out: Why would the Packers give up leverage?

Coach Matt Nagy called it without a doubt the right thing to do.

I was happy for him, Nagy said. We talked along with (general manager Ryan Pace) and it’s a good story and it needed to be done.

Miller signed a futures contract with the Bears at the end of the 2013 season. After spending 2014 on injured reserve, he started 28 of 33 games while making 101 receptions for 1,161 yards and 11 touchdowns the past three years. He also spent three seasons with Jacksonville.

But as I sit and I watch and I see the weapons that we have and what we’ve added, the dynamic ability that we have as a collective group, positive future here and I’m excited to be a part of it.

Though not said expressly by Krovatin, the Skibas also may be surprised because they cooperated with the lawsuit, saying what needed to be said to push back against the allegations. But it’s hardly uncommon for a company to rally around the employees whose conduct gave rise to a lawsuit, ensuring their cooperation with the reality of ongoing employment and the vague promise that the relationship will continue until the case goes away. And then the employees whose behavior fell at the heart of the lawsuit go away, too.

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He throws the ball to me himself, Howard said of Nagy. He helps me work on my [catching].
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I don’t have a doubt, D’Antoni said. They see the challenge… whether CP’s there or not, it’s a heck of a challenge, and they’re up to it. They’re looking forward to it.

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Gronkowski will be at OTAs, at some point

With Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, it’s fairly clear that something is bothering him. It’s still not clear what it is, or how it will affect his preparations for 2018.

With Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, there’s less mystery. And while he may not be present for Organized Team Activities as of Monday, a source with knowledge of the situation says that Gronkowski will be present at some point.

Whether he’s sufficiently skilled to overcome that isn’t the issue. His teammates (especially the new ones) need to commence the process of working with him. And the coaching staff will surely be less stressed about that adjustment if/when Brady is there.

Yes, the workouts are voluntary. But quarterbacks occupy a different position as a practical matter, making them part player, part coach. If the quarterback isn’t all in, it becomes harder to get the most out of the team.

But this blurb is about Gronkowski. He’ll be there at some point, regardless of whether Brady joins him.

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Curry, Durant and Klay Thompson (13) combined for 73 points. The Warriors are 4-0 this postseason when the trio combine for 70 or more. Curry extended his NBA-record streak of playoff games with a made 3-pointer to 82 games.