Former Packers receiver James Jones announces retirement

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Wide receiver James Jones announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after nine full seasons in the league.

Jones spent most of his career with the Green Bay Packers, but did have short stints with the Oakland Raiders, New York Giants and San Diego Chargers. He did not play in the NFL last season after being released by the San Diego Chargers at the end of training camp.

Jones was released by the Giants at the end of training in 2015 after what was considered a disappointing preseason in New York. But upon his return to the Packers, Jones posted one of the best seasons of his career. He finished the season with 50 receptions for a career-high 890 yards and eight touchdowns. He also posted the best yards-per-catch average (17.8) of his career.

Jones spent the first seven years of his career in Green Bay and returned to the Packers after a season in Oakland and an offseason in New York. He ranks 10th in Packers’ franchise history in receptions, 12th in yards and ninth in receiving touchdowns.

10 responses to “Former Packers receiver James Jones announces retirement

  1. At least he was with the Oakland Raiders, New York Giants and San Diego Chargers.

  2. Good luck to you. What stands out to me about his style:

    1. He was able to get upfield quickly after a short 5 yard hitch. Instead of wasting steps after the catch running east and west then upfield, he could simply turn and elongate his stride and quickly get north and south. Very subtle skill. Young WRs could learn from that.

    2. Excellent hands and body control. That TD catch in the corner of the endzone against the Vikes in 2015 was outstanding. His chemistry with Aaron Rodgers was excellent.

  3. Congrats on a greet career James! A tough , solid pro who was a perfect compliment to whoever he was lined up with. Also a great team player and good off the field guy as well. Have a long and healthy retirement James!

  4. He’s another player that was enlightened when he found the grass wasn’t greener. Maybe he can have lunch with Greg Jennings.

  5. Those were great years in Green Bay, James. Thanks for all your hard work! Move back to Green Bay. The community will welcome you.

  6. Those were great years in Green Bay, James. Thanks for all your hard work! Move back to Green Bay. The community will welcome you.
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    Now there are somethings you don’t see everyday.

  7. He’s another player that was enlightened when he found the grass wasn’t greener.
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    The grass was alot greener for Jennings.

    Can’t blame players in this League for taking $$ while they can get it. Their careers can end, or they can be cut in an instant.

  8. James was one of the best “low ball” pass catchers I can remember, especially for a tall guy. Aaron would throw it low in the front corner of the end zone, where no defender could possibly get a hand on it, and Jones would go down and grab it just off the turf every time.

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