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Surprise Contender Emerges in Julio Jones Sweepstakes

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Surprise contender emerges in the Julio Jones sweepstakes.
Surprise contender emerges in the Julio Jones sweepstakes. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is reportedly on the trade block. There's no shortage of suitors for the seven-time Pro Bowler. Just 32 years old, Jones is undoubtedly still one of the best wideouts in the game when he's healthy.

While teams like the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots have been rumored to be the favorites to land the disgruntled WR, it looks like a new team has entered the running – the Baltimore Ravens.

Per a report from ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, it sounds like the Ravens are considering making a move for Jones, "if the price is right." Some have put that valuation at a second-round pick, but other reports have indicated that the Falcons have a first-round offer on the table as well.

At this point, it's not totally clear what Baltimore would be willing to part with to land Jones. But the team does have a pretty clear need at the position.

Last year, Baltimore's leading WR was Marquise Brown, who topped out at 769 receiving yards. The team brought in Sammy Watkins and spent a first-round pick on Rashod Bateman to address that issue, but neither player would have the impact that Jones would.

We still don't know where Jones will be playing next season, but it's becoming increasingly clear that it won't be in Atlanta. Ravens fans are certainly hoping the future Hall-of-Fame wideout lands in Baltimore.

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