Report: Falcons would accept 2nd-rounder for Julio Jones

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The Atlanta Falcons would accept a "hard" 2022 second-round pick for Julio Jones, reports Peter King of NBC Sports, citing a source.

Atlanta is willing to acquire a second-round pick with no conditions around Jones' playing time in a deal that frees the Falcons from paying any of his remaining salary, King adds.

Jones has three years left on his current deal, and any team that acquires the 32-year-old will owe him $38.3 million.

Multiple clubs have reportedly been linked as potential trade suitors for the longtime Falcons receiver, including the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Rams, and New England Patriots.

Jones reportedly requested a trade earlier this offseason; he told Shannon Sharpe of "Undisputed" that he's "outta there" when asked about his future with Atlanta last week.

Dealing the seven-time Pro Bowler after June 1 would free up $15.3 million in salary-cap space for the Falcons.

Selected sixth overall by Atlanta in 2011, Jones has been one of the NFL's most productive receivers over the last decade. He ranks first in receiving yards (12,896) and second in receptions (848) since entering the league.

Report: Falcons would accept 2nd-rounder for Julio Jones
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