Eagles sign former Falcons and future Hall of Fame WR Julio Jones

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According to Adam Schefter, the Eagles are signing future Hall of Fame and former Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.

Julio Jones is a sure-fire Hall of Famer, but his tenure in Atlanta didn’t end how fans wanted.

In 2018, he became the fastest player in league history to reach 10,000 yards then became the franchise record holder for all-time receiving yards the following year. In 2020, he became the all-time career receptions leader for the Falcons.

Moreover, Jones’ 87.9 receiving yards per game is the second highest in NFL history, and as of 2022, he was tied for third all-time in career games with 100 yards receiving with 59.

Unfortunately, injuries eventually derailed his career. Not willing to stick around for a rebuild entering the twilight of his career, Jones forced his way out via a live TV phone call with Shannon Sharpe.

The Falcons traded him to the Titans for a second-round pick and another mid-round pick. It didn’t go well in Tennessee, though; Julio Jones was released that offseason and then subsequently picked up by the Buccaneers and joined Tom Brady.

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