The Tennessee Titans have plans to release Alabama alumnus and 11-year NFL wide receiver Julio Jones, according to ESPN's Diana Russini and Adam Schefter.

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Jones was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent a decade in Atlanta before being traded to Tennessee on a one-year deal worth $1.3 million.

In 2021, Julio appeared in 10 games for the Titans making a career-low of 31 catches on 48 total targets and a single touchdown. He was fifth on the team in catches and third in receiving yards (484).

Jones was a seven-time pro-bowler with the Falcons and he still holds the franchise record for receiving yards (12,896). He is three touchdowns away from the franchise leader in receiving TDs, Roddy White with 63 TDs, but played in 36 fewer games than White.

He has a career total of 13,330 receiving yards, making him 17th all-time in NFL history, and has only had 10 or more drops in a season once in his career (2015, 10). Jones has two All-Pro selections (2015-2016) and still holds the NFL record for fastest player to 10,000 career receiving yards (104 games).

Julio Jones was the third five-star recruit ('08) out of high school to sign with what Nick Saban had going on in his early years at Alabama. His signing with the Crimson Tide, along with Dont'a Hightower and others, is a move Saban has called, "one of the most important that has ever happened to the program."

 

At Alabama, he became the 2008 SEC freshman of the year, was a part of the 2009 SEC and national championship title run and was selected as first-team All-SEC in 2010.

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