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Arthur Blank: Julio Jones to be an Atlanta Falcon for life

Optimism is running high that Julio Jones will not be leaving Atlanta anytime soon.

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has had a pretty big question on his plate: will he dedicate substantial money to paying the dominant, but oft-injured Julio Jones? The Falcoholic's Jeanna Thomas was present at Sunday's camp when Blank addressed the media.

This should be good, considering Blank is not always available to the media.

That is a pretty strong statement from the team's owner, considering they are likely in active negotiations with Julio's agent. This is fantastic news if Jones can continue on his current career path. He has been breaking records at a previously unseen pace, and should easily go down as the greatest wide receiver to ever play for the Falcons.

Blank is so positive about this contract that we could expect to see Jones sign a long-term agreement within the next few weeks, if not days, probably for similar money to what Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas received this offseason.