Julio Jones hopes to spend entire career with Falcons

By GEORGE HENRY
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Team owner Arthur Blank wants Julio Jones to be with the Atlanta Falcons his entire career.

Jones, whose agent is working with the team on a new contract, says he feels the same way.

Blank told The Associated Press on Sunday that he'd be "shocked and disappointed" if Jones doesn't re-sign, indicating that he hopes a deal is hammered out in the next couple of weeks.

Jones' agent, Jimmy Sexton, is handling the contract talks until the time is right for him to say yes or no. Sexton is likely asking for a long-term deal that guarantees at least $40 million.

Jones last year set a franchise single-season record with 1,593 yards receiving and ranked third in the NFL with 104 catches.

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