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Tuesday June 15th, 2021 9:08AM

Report: Falcons GM Fontenot says he'll listen to calls on any player

By AccessWDUN Staff

In an interview with Fox 5's Justin Felder, Atlanta Falcons General Manager Terry Fontenot didn't specifically say he had received calls from other organizations inquiring about star wide receiver Julio Jones.

Although he skirted around the question, Fontenot told Fox 5 that they are in a difficult cap situation. 

"You have to listen when people call on any player," Fontenot told Fox 5. "We are in a difficult cap situation. So, when teams call about any players, we have to listen, weigh it and determine what is best for the organization." 

Fontenot told Fox 5 that he holds high regard for the seven-time pro-bowler.

"He's special, what he's done, and what he continues to do here," he said about Jones. 

Because the Falcons didn't restructure Jones' deal, which would be a $23.05 million cap hit, the Falcons, most likely, wouldn't make a deal before June 1. Jones also is guaranteed a base salary of $15.3 million. If they wait to deal Jones, they can spread out the financial hit over the next two seasons. 

The Falcons will pick fourth in the NFL Draft on Thursday, and most of the mock drafts say they'll take Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. But the news of a possible Jones trade could signal the organization is going in a different.

Other trade rumors have the Falcons taking Florida tight-end Kyle Pitts.

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