Game Youth Matthew Tkachuk Jersey Julio Jones isn’t planning on leaving Atlanta, at least for now.
The Falcons wide receiver didn’t attend the team’s voluntary organized team activities last week and fans were quick to freak out when he removed references to the franchise from his social media account amid reports that Jones wants to rework his contract.
When pressed about the reports of ongoing contract negotiations, Jones said, It’s not even about that.
Jones, 29, signed a five-year extension worth $71.25 million in 2015 and still has three years and $34.43 million left on the deal. The five-time Pro Bowler logged 88 catches for 1,444 yards and three touchdowns last season.
MNF’s previously has featured a three-person broadcast team, with all three typically in the booth, most notably in MNF’s broadcast heyday on ABC when it was Frank Gifford, Don Meredith and Howard Cosell.
League studies showed that concussions were five times more likely to occur on a kickoff than an offensive or defensive snap, even though 40 percent of them went for touchbacks in 2017. The higher injury rate even led the NFL to consider eliminating kickoffs entirely after this season.
DeCamillis believes making such a radical move isn’t necessary as long as changes are made that can potentially reduce concussion risk on kickoffs.
One of the things we’re trying to get conveyed is there are some things we can do from a schematic standpoint of showing some different formations to the owners and the people who will be [at the summit] that we think will take some of the impact out of some of the hits and things that need to be addressed,DeCamillis told co-host Gil Brandt and me Monday night on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
The NFL, following a 2007 spinal injury suffered by Buffalo tight end Kevin Everett, began making safety-inspired changes to kickoffs, like the elimination of wedges (e.g., three- or four-player tandem blocks).