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Falcons begin post-Julio Jones era in Smith’s first minicamp

Julio Jones and Matt Ryan (Source: WALB)
Julio Jones and Matt Ryan (Source: WALB)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 5:28 PM EDT
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(AP) - he Atlanta Falcons have launched their mandatory minicamp. It’s the start of the team’s post-Julio Jones era. The three-day minicamp gave the team its first practice since trading Jones to Tennessee on Sunday.

First-year coach Arthur Smith, the former Titans offensive coordinator, says his focus is on the players on the Atlanta roster.

When asked about Jones following the first practice, Smith said, ``I don’t worry about players I never coached.`` Smith also says he has respect and appreciation for Jones’ accomplishments in Atlanta. The 32-year-old Jones left as the Falcons’ all-time leader in catches and receiving yards.

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