Falcons Exercise Fifth Year on Jones

The Falcons have exercised the fifth-year option on wide receiver Julio Jones' contract, the team has confirmed Tuesday.

The rookie wage scale that was adopted by the NFL in 2011 requires all rookies sign a four-year contract, and players drafted in the first round can be given an extra year by the team.

The fifth-year option means that Jones' contract will run with the Falcons through the 2015 season.

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