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James Jones is Once Again a Packer

James Jones

James Jones visited with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and it seems like that visit was made for the express purpose of signing a contract.

Done and done. James Jones is back in the fold.

It’s a one-year deal, which is exactly what we would have expected. We don’t know the value of the deal, but considering Jones has been cut by two different teams this calendar year, it’s probably close to the veteran’s minimum.

There has been some speculation that the Jones signing means that Randall Cobb won’t be ready for week 1. Cobb says he’ll play, but if he can’t, the Packers are left with second-year man Davante Adams as their most experienced receiver. Besides Jones, that is.

The Packers are already without Jordy Nelson for the year and Cobb has an injured shoulder.

Now, the question becomes who did the Packers release to make room for Jones?

The answer isn’t apparent just yet, but more when we know.

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

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23 Comments

  1. Salazar September 6, 2015

    Nice! I’d be glad to see him retire as a Packer. He did some good work for us in his prime. Good guy to have in the huddle with a young an inexperienced receiving corps, minus Cobb.

  2. TyKo Steamboat September 6, 2015

    I like the move. Indifferent, but comfortable to have a veteran back. :)

    Now if we can just snag that Charles Johnson from the ViQueens…

  3. V September 6, 2015

    Who’s our deep vertical threat? Gotta leave Janis out there to open up passes underneath… It will be interesting. I’m thinking they hand the ball off more this year and work the clock.

    1. PacktAttack September 6, 2015

      “I’m thinking they hand the ball off more this year and work the clock.”
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      I always laugh out loud when I read things like this from people. It just shows a complete lack of knowledge in the game.

      I don’t argue that Green Bay will run this year but this is a “pass first offense”, regardless of who’s running the ball. This organization is paying Rodgers $110 million to NOT hand the ball off. Rodgers and Clements are calling the shots this year, not Fat Mike, so don’t expect that just because Jordy isn’t out there that Lacy’s carries will increase. “Work the clock?”, you’ve got to be kidding me! Rodgers wants to throw, he wants to break records, be more aggressive (is this not why switched o-coordinators in the first place?”).

      Run the ball more? My god!

      1. PF4L September 6, 2015

        Ditto.

        Even Packer players laugh when it’s mentioned that the Packers should run more.

        When you have the best QB in the league, maybe in the history of the NFL, you let him do, what he does.

      2. Packers Bob September 6, 2015

        Wow, you’re just a top shelf dickhead, ain’t cha?

        1. PF4L September 7, 2015

          Great football content contribution Bobby, keep up the good work.

  4. Howard September 6, 2015

    One thing no one seams to mention about losing Nelson is his blocking ability. Not sure how well Janis, White, and Ty can block. Jones should be a big asset in the blocking department, in addition to being an experienced receiver in the system.

  5. 13time1265 September 6, 2015

    Hello number 2 WR….welcome back JJ!

  6. PF4L September 6, 2015

    Fuckin A Tweety!!!!!

    Should never have been showed the door.

    This is great news!!

  7. jtmax September 6, 2015

    Very happy to get jj back. He’s developed glue hands. We need that and his strength for redzone.

  8. Tequila September 6, 2015

    This can’t hurt. Sorry but if you think miles white or janis will ever be probowl you’re nuts. His outside routes fit perfect for what we lost with Jordy and he is a big enough target to help in the red zone. We got lucky. There’s no statistical indication he won’t/can’t catch at least 60 balls.

  9. Snarff1 September 6, 2015

    Its a long season and Jones gives us some insurance for injuries that could crop up but also gives the young receivers more time. Sound move by Ted.

  10. Snarff1 September 7, 2015

    I also read story about the owners of the Gentlemen’s Club buying 11 Acers right in the neighborhood, sounds like a great business move, the Packers will pay top dollar to keep the area family orientated.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK September 7, 2015

      Yeah like walking by the “tailgate” parties with your kids as some drunken fools vomit and teeter . . .

      1. Cheese September 7, 2015

        Exactly. Or douchebags selling shirts that say “Green Bay Motherfuckin Wisconsin” and yell it out loud for everyone to hear.

  11. Deepsky September 7, 2015

    Interestingly Jones had a really good preseason, he lead the Giants in receiving, but the Giants went with youth and speed at receiver.

  12. Vano Lucas September 7, 2015

    I really like this move. Gives us experienced depth at WR. I think Jones has plenty left in the tank and he’ll help.

  13. MMTTDCSUCK September 7, 2015

    One of my favorite receivers for the Packers. He has great feet, good ball skills, and fights for the ball. I always felt the Packers let him go too early, although I understood why they did (Money). Just did not like it.

  14. Cheese September 7, 2015

    Jones has #89, R.Rodgers has #82 now

  15. Ted Hawthorne September 7, 2015

    Cobb is hurt worse than reported. This move will
    save the season. But we needed JJ for the two
    inside the five failures in the NFC Title Game.
    He’s cagey, knows how to get loose in the end
    zone. TT wanted to save a buck though, so Seattle went to SB instead. Watch Jones catch
    3 TD’s Sunday; mark my words.

    1. Deepsky September 8, 2015

      Cobb is hurt worst than reported?

  16. JD September 8, 2015

    Simply great news, wished they never released him in the first place.