This should not come as a surprise, but it sounds like veteran receiver James Jones hasn’t heard from the Green Bay Packers about returning.
Despite leading the Packers in receiving yardage and touchdowns in 2015, the Packers really don’t have any room for Jones moving forward. Already on the roster are Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, Ty Montgomery, Jared Abbrederis, Davante Adams and Jeff Janis.
Two of those guys — Nelson and Montgomery — are returning from injuries that cost them all (Nelson) or most of (Montgomery) the 2015 season. The Packers usually keep five receivers on the active roster and they already have six almost certain locks to make their 2016 roster.
That simply doesn’t leave any room for Jones.
James Jones: I was hoping I would return to GB but I don't know what is going to happen. Looks like I'm going to hit open market. #Packers
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) March 4, 2016
The tone suggests Jones hasn’t gotten a call from the Packers, which means he’ll hit free agency on March 9.
When that happens, Jones will be hoping for a better result than last time.
The Packers may not love you, but we always will, James!
Yea, he’s so “done”. Just like Chuck’s last year in Titletown, he was just obviously washed up with nothing left. I mean, he wasn’t clutch at all this year.
He can be a consistent perimeter receiver, but has to be WR3/4 or else be shadowed by CBs.
Too bad, I always liked him. But it is the right move. With the exception of Jordy, the packers receivers are very young, I think the Abbrederiss is 25, Adams just turned 23, Janis is turning 25 this summer, Montgomery just turned 23, and while I know a lot of people aren’t high on him, Richard Rodgers just turned 24. Still a pretty young group that will be hitting their primes in the next couple of years.
They should re-sign TE Colt Lyerla if they want a real TE.
Just ignore, that’s the Ted Thompson way. Unless of course, your #1 receiver goes down and you need someone to come and save the day. Which is basically what JJ did.
Abbrederis is was and always will be…just a guy. An injury prone guy.
Why can’t the Packers just not be assholes to these guys? How hard is it to call him up and let him know?
I do not understand the leadership on this team.
Because it’s a fucking business-how fucking hard is that to understand? When was the last time you lost your job and had your boss cry himself to sleep over it?
And I would keep Jones over Abbredris every day of the week and twice on Sunday. They’ll be wishing they kept him when Abby ends up on IR around preseason week 3.