James Jones Won’t Be Back with the Packers

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James Jones

James Jones

The Green Bay Packers are moving on from James Jones, according to Bob McGinn.

Jones, who will be free agent in March, hasn’t been offered a new contract by the Packers and in all likelihood won’t be.

“I don’t think Ted Thompson wants him,” Frank Bauer, Jones’ agent, said this weekend.

The Packers faced a similar situation with Greg Jennings last offseason. They let him sign with the shitbag Minnesota Vikings. The difference between Jennings and Jones — other than Jennings being a me-first kind of guy — is that Jennings wanted an asinine amount of money ($14 million a year, in case you forgot).

There’s been no indication that Jones is making any sort of unreasonable demands.

Jones is facing a free agent market crowded with good receivers, as well as a draft that’s loaded at the position. He knows, the Packers know and we know there isn’t going to be that desperate team like the Vikings who will overpay.

There’s a slight chance this trip to free agency could end like it did the last time for Jones. After he didn’t generate the interest he expected on the open market three years ago, Jones re-signed with the Packers at the relatively reasonable rate of $3.3 million per season.

From the Packers’ perspective, paying Jones anything other than some super-low economical rate is almost unfeasible. They have looming contract extensions with both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb to take care of.

Both guys are entering the last year of their contracts. So is No. 3 receiver Jarrett Boykin.

So, lots of work to do.

Without Jones, the Packers will need one of their young, unproven guys to step up. That is, providing they don’t draft or sign a free agent receiver.

Behind Boykin, the Packers have Myles White, who played 123 snaps in 2013; Chris Harper, an in-season waiver wire pickup; and Kevin Dorsey, a 2013 seventh-round pick who spent all of his rookie season on IR.

Projects, all of them.

They may just have to suffice, though.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

17 Comments on "James Jones Won’t Be Back with the Packers"

  1. mjt

    Jones botched a few key plays against the 9ers in the playoffs.. With that said I think he’s valuable to the team. I hope we can hang on to him, Myles White isn’t worth a shit

      • mjt

        He was dropping shit right in his hands.. If his ribs hurt him to the point he couldn’t catch balls literally right in hands he shouldn’t have been on the field in the first place. The dude was COLD. That was the problem.

  2. Phatgzus

    Would be nice to have him back on the cheap, but if that’s not possible, not the end of the world. He’s a low-end no. 1/high-end no. 2 in my eyes, we have Boykin waiting to step up, as well as White (who I’m not big on) Harper, and Dorsey. Furthermore, WR is probably TT’s forté. Not at all worried about WR.

  3. Shawn Iltarion

    I will always be a fan of JJ, but it is Boykin’s time.

    Detroit would make perfect sense, but they are cash-strapped.

  4. NickdaPick, I Miss You...

    Last I read, Tyrone Walker was back on the practice squad from his stint in Seattle. Hopefully he doesn’t draw interest from another team again. Loved what he did in pre-season last year.

    • 8BitEra

      Speaking of Seattle, looks like they’re going to cut Red Bryant. This could be Pickett’s replacement for 2-3years. Great against the run and should be reasonably priced given his age. Smell’s like a Thompson-type FA.

      • Shawn Iltarion

        That whole story seems insane to me.

        Seattle just gave Bryant a big contract. Now they are going to dump him over a $3 million roster bonus so that they can keep Michael Bennett?

        Bennett is a journeyman defensive end who is decent as long as there is a good pass rusher on the other side of him and he doesn’t have to worry about anything else. He is a one tool player. Bryant is a lot more valuable player.

        Maybe the guy is an d-bag. I don’t get it.

        Anyway, if you let Raji and Pickett walk and replace them with Bryant, you’ve made a huge improvement to your D-line. Put him next to Jolly and Daniels, and you have 3 a-holes with attitude on the line.

        I love the idea, but no way in hell that goes down.

  5. NjPackFan

    Thanks for all you did in Green and Gold. You will be missed, good luck in free agency JJ.

    I do think we’ll be fine at WR. Nelson, Cobb and Boykin are a great starting 3, and I’m sure we’ll draft and develop another receiver this year.

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  7. Abe Frohman

    Love his story…..good dude! I wish him success wherever he ends up (except when we’re playing his new team)

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