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Reason Why Julio Jones Open to Trade From Falcons Revealed

Isaiah De Los Santos
It's been revealed why Atlanta Falcons star Julio Jones requested a trade from the team.
It's been revealed why Atlanta Falcons star Julio Jones requested a trade from the team. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Talks of a Julio Jones trade sprung up right around the NFL Draft seemingly out of the blue. Although a rift between the wideout and the Atlanta Falcons has been reportedly growing over time, it seems new GM Terry Fontenot was willing to listen to calls for any players this offseason given the team's dire cap situation.

However, Fontenot's willingness to consider offers may have led to Jones being open to a trade.

Julio Jones Trade

ESPN's Diana Russini, who recently revealed the possible offers the Falcons have on the table for Jones, says the receiver became upset with the team after reports of trade talks became public this offseason. There have been a few different rumors on why Jones wants out, including murmurs that he wants to play with Cam Newton, and this one adds to that list.

More might come out about how this situation deteriorated when or if Jones is actually dealt. For now, Atlanta will hope to extract as much trade value as it can and likely send the wideout to a contender.

This drama could have a resolution soon as the key June 1 date approaches next week.

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