Most of the talk about wide receiver James Jones’ future has focused on what team he’ll play for after leaving the Packers as a free agent.
That includes Jones’ agent Frank Bauer’s belief that Packers General Manager Ted Thompson wants to move on without the wideout and try to extend the contracts of Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb instead. Jones, however, is trying to keep the faith.
He thinks Bauer’s comments were blown out of proportion and still believes that there can be a future in Green Bay, although he’s thinking about other possible landing spots at the same time.
“Honestly, I feel that there is a chance that I can be back, and then I honestly feel that there’s a chance that I can’t. This is the time where you just kind of wish that something would happen so you can know where you’re going,” Jones said on NFL Network. “I’ve thought about places that I would like to go play, whether it’s in Indy or there’s coming back home, San Diego or somewhere. Teams have popped up in my head. I can’t say I haven’t thought about it, but in a perfect world I’d love to go back [to Green Bay].”
There’s a finite amount of money that the Packers are going to spend at wide receiver and it appears that Nelson and Cobb are the players they want to pay. Unless the crowded group of free agent receivers leads to a low price tag for Jones, chances are that his future is going to be in another uniform.