FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Julio Jones is one four starters who hasn’t been in attendance for Atlanta’s voluntary workout program this offseason.
The others are Grady Jarrett, Deion Jones and Vic Beasley.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn expects Julio Jones and Beasley to be in attendance for minicamp next week, according to a report from Jeff Shultz of The Athletic.
The Falcons and Jones’ representation are currently in the negotiation process to get the Pro Bowl wide receiver a new contract. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he is “very encouraged” by the way contract talks are going with Jones’ camp.
Beasley opted to not attend the workouts because he “wanted to stay doing the training he’s doing” on his own.
Quinn is also “anticipating” Jarrett, whom the Falcons placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on, to be in attendance at minicamp as well.
NFL players are fined if they opt to not attend mandatory minicamp. This year, the fine is reportedly $88,650 for players who do not show up for minicamp.
Minicamp will take place from June 11-13 at the team headquarters.