Falcons sign Julio Jones to five-year, $71.25 million dea.

The Atlanta Falcons signed star wide receiver Julio Jones to a five-year, $71.25 million extension that includes $47.5 million guaranteed. "Julio is the type of young man we value, and this contract reflects that," owner Arthur Blank said. "We expect Julio to be a lifer for the Falcons." Jones caught 104 passes last season for 1,593 yards. Follow me on Twitter: @Aaron Wilson@NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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