Usually as a trade involving a specific player approaches, the possibilities of where that player will end up start to narrow. In the case of Julio Jones, they’re expanding.
Entering the weekend, the Patriots and Titans were believed to be the front-runners to land the 32-year-old wide receiver, with teams like the Colts, Chargers, Ravens, and 49ers also in the discussion. This was based on a number of reports, including speculation from Jones’ camp, as well as individual teams. There is also reportedly a mystery team that has offered a first-round pick for the five-time All-Pro.
Just days away from Jones’ trade window opening on June 2 (the Falcons only open up cap space by trading him on or after that date), a new team is reportedly making a serious push. According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, the Seattle Seahawks “have had discussions about a possible trade with Atlanta.” Russini adds in addition to those talks, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has personally spoken with Jones about the two playing together in Seattle.
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