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Silver Minings: Are the Raiders no longer in the running for Julio Jones?

A new report doesn’t include Las Vegas on the list of possible landing spots for the Falcons’ wide receiver

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Shortly before the NFL draft in April, it was reported that the Las Vegas Raiders were one of the teams to inquire about Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones.

However, a new report on Thursday indicates that the Raiders may not be in the mix for Jones. The Athletic listed six potential landing spots for Jones, and the Raiders were not one of them.

Instead, the listed options were: The 49ers, Ravens, Patriots, Colts, Chargers and Titans.

That of course doesn’t mean anything. If the Raiders want to be in the mix for Jones, they will be. Still, this story indicates other teams are focusing more on him.

I’ve long thought the Raiders should take pass on Jones. He has a guaranteed contract of $15.3 million this season, he’s 32 and he has dealt with injuries. I don’t see the ultimate value there for Las Vegas, especially since his price tag may be a 2022 second-round pick.

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