Julio Jones says he won't hold out

Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones has no plans to hold out to get a new contract. The Falcons plan to eventually sign him to a new contract, but no deal is imminent. "Whatever they feel like I'm deserving of I'm just here," Jones said. "I'm just trying to be the best teammate. I'm just trying to play. My thing is to play ball. "Jimmy Sexton, he's going to negotiate that with [general manager] Thomas [Dimitroff] and [Falcons owner] Mr. [Arthur] Blank. That's the side they handle. My side, I've got to handle on the football field. I've got to keep showing up every day and putting in work." The Falcons have Jones under contract for this season at $10.2 million under a fifth-year option. The Falcons could also put the franchise tag on Jones in 2016. "I haven't been watching other people," Jones said. "All I can do is take care of me. I'm going to let [the Falcons] take care of that side of it. If they say be here at this time, I'm going to be there. I'm going to be accountable. "I'm not going to hold out for anything. My teammates need me. I'm being selfish if I'm not here and doing what I need to do." Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun  
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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