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Falcons trading WR Julio Jones to the Titans

Jun 6, 2021 at 8:48 AM--


It looks like the Atlanta Falcons are finalizing a deal to trade future Hall of Fame wide receiver Julio Jones. There won't be a reunion between the veteran wideout and San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. Jones is being traded to the Tennessee Titans, per Dianna Russini of ESPN (h/t to Patrick Tulini). The deal should be finalized by Monday, barring any snags.


Ian Rapoport of NFL Network a shared the terms of the deal.


Many speculated that the 49ers might be interested in Jones. Shanahan worked with the receiver for two seasons (2015-16) when the coach was the offensive coordinator in Atlanta. Jones racked up career highs in receptions (136) and receiving yards (1,871) while adding eight touchdowns during his first season with Shanahan.

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The 49ers are scheduled to face the Titans in Tennessee during Week 16.

The Falcons drafted Jones out of Alabama with the No. 6 overall pick in 2011. He finished last season with 51 receptions for 771 yards and three touchdowns as a lingering hamstring injury limited him to nine games. It was the receiver's first season with fewer than 1,394 receiving yards since 2013.

Jones, 32, is a two-time first-team All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection. He has twice led the league in receiving yards (2015, 2018).

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