Falcons trade Jones to Titans for package including 2nd-round pick

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Julio Jones' time with the Atlanta Falcons is over.

Atlanta announced a deal Sunday that will send its star receiver and a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Tennessee Titans for a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 fourth-rounder.

The Falcons were initially hoping to land a first-round pick in the blockbuster deal.

Jones has been among the NFL's most prolific receivers since entering the league in 2011. He made seven Pro Bowls and earned two All-Pro nods with the Falcons, but Jones reportedly requested a move months ago before recently signaling his desire to leave the team in an interview with "Undisputed."

Tennessee was long viewed as a contender for the veteran wideout. A.J. Brown even attempted to recruit his new teammate last month. The Titans were in need of an upgrade on the perimeter after losing Corey Davis in free agency.

Jones will now join the reigning AFC South champions' dangerous offense, which already includes Brown, Ryan Tannehill, and 2020 leading rusher Derrick Henry.

The Falcons will free up $15.3 million in cap space with the move. They'll be able to sign their 2021 draft class following the trade.

Jones missed seven games due to injury last season and finished with just 51 receptions for 771 yards and three touchdowns. The 32-year-old is Atlanta's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards.

Falcons trade Jones to Titans for package including 2nd-round pick
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