Apparently, when Arthur Blank refers to guys being “Falcons for life,” that didn’t include Monday.
According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett wasn’t at the start of Falcons workouts either, joining wide receiver Julio Jones on the absence list for the voluntary work.
Jarrett’s still waiting for a long-term deal, after he got the franchise tag this offseason.
That’s worth $15.2 million, but he hasn’t signed yet. There’s a July 15 deadline for an extension.
“It’s a hard thing sometimes for the fan base to understand,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “‘Why don’t you re-sign everybody?’ I would totally love that. You do have to be strategic.”
But until Jarrett’s deal is done, they may not see him or any of those deals.