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Arthur Jones appears to be giving Ravens fans a heads up of what's to come in free agency

Seemed to tweet a preemptive farewell to his followers.

Arthur Jones tweeted that today is "hopefully not" is final Purple Friday.
Arthur Jones tweeted that today is "hopefully not" is final Purple Friday.
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Keeping Arthur Jones will be a tough task for the Ravens.

He's widely considered a top five free agent defensive end for this offseason and had a 2013 season to prove he's worthy of such a distinction.

In 16 games, Jones had 53 combined tackles and four sacks, which followed a spectacular finish to his 2012 season, which culminated in a Super Bowl XLVII championship.

On Friday, Jones took to twitter, seemingly to give his followers a heads up of what could come with the legal tampering period beginning this weekend.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It&#39;s Friday.It&#39;s crazy to think this maybe my very last happy purple Friday wishes. Hopefully not. But as we all know business is business.</p>&mdash; Arthur Jones (@Artj97) <a href="">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>
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His "hopefully not" remark would indicate he'd prefer to stay with Baltimore. But unless the Ravens can address their other important needs over the weekend and have the cash available to meet the market value for Jones, then it's likely he's gone.