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Raiders WR Discusses Relationship with Julio

As Oakland WR Amari Cooper worked his way through University of Alabama and into the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Julio Jones was often there to help.

Jones, a fellow Crimson Tide product, got to know Cooper during some of his visits to Tuscaloosa. There, the two developed a meaningful relationship, and Jones, five years Cooper's senior, had a lot of guidance to offer.

"Julio, he's given me a lot of advice over the years," Cooper said. "Of course I never played with him at Alabama because he's older than I am, but he comes back often and we talk sometimes. He gives me good advice.

"When he came and watched me play when I was at Alabama, he'd give me little tips about what I should do against this coverage, and this cornerback. … He's a great player."

Jones and Cooper played against each other last winter at the Pro Bowl; on Sunday, their teams will face off again. Containing Cooper will be an important task for Atlanta: During his rookie season, he caught 72 passes for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns.

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