FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff released the following statement on Julio Jones after players reported for minicamp on Monday:
"We have been in contact with Julio and his representation. We will not discuss those conversations publicly except to say we feel they have been productive and constructive. We understand the concerns and thoughts from their perspective. Although not ideal, Julio informed us today he would not be attending mini-camp.
"We have much respect for him and what he means to our team, our city and our fans."