Julio Jones isn’t holding anything back.
The 49ers have never been a big spending team. They have been conservative with many of their own players and have stayed out of the fray when it comes to big bidding wars in free agency.
New general manager John Lynch comes from the media world, where free agency usually is given more attention than it gets in the league itself. Shanahan also has been around teams that are no strangers to the use of free agency as a team-building tool. The 49ers already made one minor move when they signed Earl Mitchell to a four-year, $16 million contract, a pretty big price for an often injured, part-time player.
After using most of last week’s off-week to continue rehabilitating his sprained toe, the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver is confident his troublesome injury is finally behind him and will hit the field full throttle this week in preparation for Super Bowl 51.
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I feel great, Jones told reporters Wednesday, via USA Today. I’m practicing the whole week.
Jones missed two games in December with his sprained toe and left the team’s divisional playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks after aggravating the injury.
Authentic Youth Al Jefferson Jersey He was back in action the following week as the Falcons routed the Green Bay Packers in their NFC Championship win, logging nine catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns, including a 73-yard catch-and-run TD.