Falcons' Julio Jones says he won't hold out for new deal

Julio Jones isn't fretting his contract situation this summer.

Last offseason, the Atlanta Falcons receiver sat out before getting his contract adjusted. Jones told TMZ he doesn't plan a similar boycott because he trusts owner Arthur Blank's promise to get a new deal done.

"Mr. Blank gave us his word," Jones said. "That's golden. ... [Blank's] word is that it's going to get done. ... There's no stress on my end. I'm not thinking about it.

"[Blank] makes it easy for me to go out and just work every day and not have one of those situations where there's a holdout or anything like that."

The Falcons brass has insisted several times this offseason they plan to give Jones a new contract. Blank stated bluntly he plans to make Julio a Falcon "for life."

Jones has two years left on his contract worth $9.6 million and $11.426 million, respectively. Currently sitting 12th among receivers in average salary per season, expect the Falcons to boost Jones' salary significantly with a new deal.

Between the owner's promises and Jones' confidence, the hope is a new deal materializes in the coming weeks, so the Falcons can fly through training camp and into the regular season without the inevitable, looming question circling above.

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