Falcons' Jones to miss workouts after procedure

Falcons' Jones to miss workouts after procedure

May 30, 2022 by ESPN

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  • ATLANTA FALCONS' DEION JONES TO MISS OFFSEASON WORKOUT PROGRAM May 26, 2022 Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com * Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones will miss the team's offseason workout program after undergoing a procedure to fix a shoulder injury, coach Arthur Smith told reporters in Georgia on Thursday.
  • The 27-year-old Jones has been a constant in the middle of the Falcons defense since he was taken in the second round of the 2016 draft out of LSU.
  • Last season, with a new defense under coordinator Dean Pees, Jones moved linebacker positions after the emergence of Foye Oluokun in the middle of Atlanta's defense.
  • Jones, a Pro Bowl selection in 2017, has a cap hit of more than $20 million for 2022, and $9.64 million of his base salary along with a $4 million bonus has been fully guaranteed, according to ESPN's Roster Management System.

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