Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones will reportedly miss all the team’s offseason programs as a result of a recent shoulder surgery, per the Atlanta Journal-Structure.
The Falcons expect Jones to be ready for motion in time for training camp.
“We’ll see where it goes with Deion,” head coach Arthur Smith said, per the AJC. “He’s got something cleaned up within the offseason. So, he’s not going to be on the market anyhow. He’s rehabbing. He must be able to go by camp.”
With the Falcons adding three recent linebackers to the roster this offseason, many fans are wondering if a trade for Jones could possibly be on the horizon.
“That is like putting in your 2 weeks at a job and your boss tells you don’t even work the two week notice,” one fan wrote.
“Getting traded. Trade probably already in place,” one other suggested.
Jones logged 137 tackles this past season — only one shy of the profession high he set during his lone Pro-Bowl season in 2017. The 27-year-old LB also put together 2.0 sacks, eight tackles for loss and 6 passes defended in 2021.
Jones carries a cap hit of $20.018 this coming season — the highest salary-cap number on the team following the departure of Matt Ryan.