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Falcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers.

The deal, announced by the team before Saturday night's preseason game at Miami, was expected. Owner Arthur Blank recently said an agreement would come soon, and he has consistently said he wants Jones to play his full career with the Falcons.

Jones learned the deal was done while the Falcons were warming up for the game. Blank came on the field and they shared a hug.

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