Report: Julio Jones agrees to terms with Buccaneers

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As if the Buccaneers weren’t already stocked at the receiver position, they have added another big name to the room.

Julio Jones is signing a one-year deal with the team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

He joins Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Russell Gage and Breshad Perriman, among others, at the position on the roster. Godwin did not go on the team’s active/physically unable to perform list as he recovers from an ACL tear, which was more good news for the team.

Jones appeared in 10 games for the Titans last season and totaled 31 catches for 434 yards and a touchdown. It was a career low in all three categories, including 2013 when he appeared in only five games.

Jones, 33, has made seven Pro Bowls but 2019 was the last time. That also was his last 1,000-yard season. He has played 19 games and missed 14 with injuries the past two seasons.

58 responses to “Report: Julio Jones agrees to terms with Buccaneers

  1. 33 is dinosaur age for a WR. He’s way over the hill, it’s not even a sure thing that he makes it past training camp.

  2. Smart.. not going there to be the #1 or #2 Or #3 WR
    Anything they get out of him his gravy

  3. Bucs formula of “we can’t draft but we’ll gladly sign a bunch of free agents in order to have a winning team” continues…

  4. @Mac Attack. The bucs actually have had a solid draft last couple of years so i don’t get the draft hate there but maybe the bucs started this trend there super bowl year but guess what? They won a super bowl so it worked. Then the rams the next year signed everyone and there mom and they won too. It works. You sound a bit salty bro.

  5. Brady the GM strikes again. Good signing if Julio can stay healthy.

  6. No downside to this.If he can’t contibute they cut him before game 1 so his salary isn’t guaranteed.Not sure why the Packers didn’t try him out.This probably speaks more on when Godwin will be back than anything.Still may be a good red zone target if nothing else.

  7. Damn, this is one hell of signing. As long as Julio is healthy he’s going to feast.

  8. You can tell people, nationally, pay NO attention to the Titans… otherwise they’d know Julio is done.

  9. Jones’ catch along the sideline in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI ranks, in my mind, as the greatest catch in Super Bowl hibstory and should have won the championship for the Falcons. Alas, Dan Quinn blew it.

  10. Jones’ catch along the sideline in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI ranks, in my mind, as the greatest catch in Super Bowl hibstory and should have won the championship for the Falcons. Alas, Dan Quinn blew it.
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    Greater than Tyree’s?

  11. I’d call it another smart move by Tampa. Bring in a little insurance, a little more vet leadership, and a guy who still has the skills to be better than most “3rd receivers” in the league. And they probably got him on the cheap. win/win I’d say.

  12. This is a great pickup for the Bucs not a lot of money and see what he has left. Prolly not much but they need all the help they can get for TB12

  13. Pretty surprised he went to another team in their division.

    He really must’ve left on bad terms.

  14. Julio still has nightmares about the Superbowl loss.

    If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

  15. ßlΘΘÐwε®K says:
    July 26, 2022 at 5:50 pm
    You can tell people, nationally, pay NO attention to the Titans… otherwise they’d know Julio is done
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    I’m willing to bet Brady will get more out of him than Tannehill

  16. If the Colts signed him instead, all of these patriot/brady fanboys would be laughing hysterically at the signing. The blatant hypocrisy from these clowns continues as usual.

  17. Julio is like that car you keep because it’s paid off but you know
    sooner than later something will go wrong with it again. There
    is a reason why the Titans didn’t keep him.

  18. Those who think Julio is washed up, sure he’s not in his prime but he’s still a beast. He had some nice flashes in Ten, but look at his QB and the system, he didn’t even fit there and also he’s been hurt and I’m sure wasn’t as motivated.

    Now he gets to play with Brady and will be motivated for this ring, and it’s not like he’s rusty and been out the game for awhile. And he has Evans and Godwin to help take the attention, Julio is about to have a monster season.

  19. likuidsmoke says:
    July 26, 2022 at 8:06 pm
    Those who think Julio is washed up, sure he’s not in his prime but he’s still a beast. He had some nice flashes in Ten, but look at his QB and the system, he didn’t even fit there and also he’s been hurt and I’m sure wasn’t as motivated.likuidsmoke says:
    July 26, 2022 at 8:06 pm
    Those who think Julio is washed up, sure he’s not in his prime but he’s still a beast. He had some nice flashes in Ten, but look at his QB and the system, he didn’t even fit there and also he’s been hurt and I’m sure wasn’t as motivated.

    Now he gets to play with Brady and will be motivated for this ring…
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    Are you saying he wasn’t motivated for a ring last season when the Titans were in the playoffs? Look at the QB? Again, watch the playoff game; Jones had 6 catches for 62 yards, Brown had 5 catches for 142 yards and a TD. Yeah, must’ve been the system he was in.

  20. There’s not a ton of competition in the NFC so they have a good chance to make the Super Bowl again, where I hope they get their tails kicked in hard by whoever they play. At this point I am tired of watching Tom Brady turn the NFL into the NBA. Let’s see Tom carry an average team for a change and see how he does. I preferred Patriot Tom. Tampa Tom is a diva.

  21. How’d it work out last time the Bucs signed an over the hill WR? What was his name? Played for the Steelers and then went off the deep end. Beat up a moving guy or something.

  22. All you clueless posters talking about using him in the red zone evidently have never seen him play. Even in his prime, which was about 7 years ago, he was never effective in the red zone. That was always the knock on him. Big physical WR who couldn’t score TD’s. Sheeesh.

  23. I heard Julio would only sign somewhere he would be 12 years younger than the QB so that really limited his options.

  24. Julio’s still trying to be relevant when he has absolutely no burst left in those 33 year old well traveled legs. Best thing that could happen would be for him to come to his senses & announce his retirement before his continued deterioration is on full display.

  25. An amazing beast of a WR,… unfortunately father time caught up to him. All the injuries has slowed him down. I’d be surprised if he can play 1/2 of the season without a leg injury of some sort that keeps him out for weeks.

  26. his hands still work and he can still break tackles
    I see him as a slot guy to move the chains
    I hate Brady, but he knows how to use “role players” and if Julio is willing to take 4 targets a game those targets will be meaningful

  27. mrhogan0518 says:
    July 26, 2022 at 8:56 pm
    How’d it work out last time the Bucs signed an over the hill WR? What was his name? Played for the Steelers and then went off the deep end. Beat up a moving guy or something.
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    How’d it work out? They won the SB.

  28. mhouser1922 says:
    July 26, 2022 at 5:56 pm
    Jones’ catch along the sideline in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI ranks, in my mind, as the greatest catch in Super Bowl hibstory and should have won the championship for the Falcons. Alas, Dan Quinn blew it. Hilarious the Pat’s out played them to win that game.

  29. How’d it work out last time the Bucs signed an over the hill WR? What was his name? Played for the Steelers and then went off the deep end. Beat up a moving guy or something.

    They won the Superbowl and Antonio Brown was a part of it. Now the second year, he lost his mind.

  30. He is over the hump as far as talent goes but he’s still a big body who can catch contested balls. We know the Bucs WR room will miss time and if he stays healthy then Julio will get some targets. It’s a good signing for both. Julio doesn’t have to start or take a lot of reps in practice but he’ll still have chance at being productive. This also helps offset the loss of Gronk as far as contested catches go. I am by no means saying this turns them into SB favorites but it definitely doesn’t hurt.

  31. Wouldn’t be surprised if he was cut halfway through the season or it wouldn’t surprise me if he has 1000 yards, hard to tell if he was even trying in Tennessee he was injured so much.

  32. It all depends on the contract. He is coming in at best as number 4 on the depth chart. I would not be surprised if he is not on the roster the first week so as to not guarantee his salary. Bucs have plenty of cap space so this is not a bad signing to see what he has left. I can see him as a possession style chain mover and possible red zone target but would expect his ceiling to be no more than 15 – 20 snaps per game in three or four wide receiver formations.

  33. He’s done folks, period. The Titans let him go despite losing Brown and uncertainty in Burks.

  34. Desperate to wash away the 28-3 hurt which a Super Bowl win would help. I’m surprised more of those Falcons who are no longer with the organization aren’t jumping to Tampa to play for just about nothing with the man that stamped 28-3 forever on their foreheads.

  35. Jones had best catch in SB history? You must have missed Tyree’s catch vs Pats, or even better: Santonio Holmes impossible grab in EZ to win SB vs Cards. And he WAS in bounds, despite Cards fan-whines otherwise.

  36. grant35 says:
    July 27, 2022 at 10:03 am
    Jones had best catch in SB history? You must have missed Tyree’s catch vs Pats, or even better: Santonio Holmes impossible grab in EZ to win SB vs Cards. And he WAS in bounds, despite Cards fan-whines otherwise.

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    Don’t forget Edelman’s catch that was about an inch off the ground vs. Atlanta in a Super Bowl comeback for the ages.

  37. People laugh at a Jones/Brady combination, but if both are completely healthy and on the same page, look out. Jones is still looking for his first ring, and who better than Brady to help him get one, while erasing 28-3 with the Falcons?

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