Falcons release statement on Julio Jones missing minicamp

- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will miss the mandatory minicamp which began Monday.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff released a statement late Monday afternoon making the announcement. It read:

"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."

Concerns over Jones’ future with the Falcons have been growing after several reports the All-Pro star scrubbed the team’s logos off his social media.

RELATED: Falcons fans worried after Julio Jones makes social media changes

Jones has played his entire 7-year NFL career in Atlanta after playing college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He finished last season with 88 catches for more than 1,400 yards. It was his fourth straight year topping 1,400 yards.

Jones signed a 5-year contract extension with the Falcons in 2015.

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