James Jones will visit Packers

AP

James Jones left the Packers as a free agent before the 2014 season, but he may be back in Green Bay in time to start the 2015 season.

Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that Jones’s agent Frank Bauer says his client is on his way to visit with the Packers. Given Jones’s experience playing in coach Mike McCarthy’s offense with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the visit could turn into a signing pretty quickly.

While the Packers have expressed confidence in the ability of Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and the rest of the receiving corps to handle things with Jordy Nelson out for the season, the addition of Jones would give them a bit of insurance who wouldn’t need much time to get up to speed on the team’s offensive scheme.

Jones had 73 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns in one season with the Raiders and he caught 15 passes for 187 in four preseason appearances for the Giants before being cut this weekend. During his time with Green Bay, Jones caught 310 passes for 4,305 yards and 37 touchdowns. His 14 touchdown catches in 2012 led the NFL.

54 responses to “James Jones will visit Packers

  1. I could live with this. JJ was never overly flashy but he was solid and dependable once he got past the drops that plagued him early in his career. Always seemed to be a solid citizen as well. Smart enough not to burn the bridge on his way out the door, unlike Greg Jennings and Jennings’ idiot sister.

  2. I noticed the Packers put Jermauria Rasco on IR.
    That means they’ve cleared a spot on the active roster. Welcome back JJ.

  3. the addition of Jones would give them a bit of insurance who wouldn’t need much time to get up to speed on the team’s offensive scheme.
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    That does not makes sense because I was told on here by cheeseheads that Bostick could not be tipping off the Vikings to Green Bay’s offensive scheme because they install a new one each year in camp. PFT really needs to consult Packer fans before posting Packer articles.

  4. I think they are just kicking the tires. If they want to sign him, its best to wait till after the 1st game so they don’t have to to be on the hook for his salary the rest of the year.

    Secondly, this is out of character for Ted Thompson, he will be taking away snaps from Myles White and Janis, snaps that have a lot more upside potential than a 31 year old James Jones. Never the less, he’s solid, he’s dependable, and if Rodgers want a security blanket, Jones is it.

  5. That does not makes sense because I was told on here by cheeseheads that Bostick could not be tipping off the Vikings to Green Bay’s offensive scheme because they install a new one each year in camp. PFT really needs to consult Packer fans before posting Packer articles.
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    Are you really this dense? The offensive play concepts are the same. Installations happen every year, with different plays installed for the coming season. There are over 1000 different play in most playbooks. A small fraction of those plays are installed from season to season. It’s obvious you never played football a day in your life.

  6. icebowler says:
    Sep 6, 2015 3:32 PM
    He catches the low ball better than most other WR’s, especially on the goal line.
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    Don’t worry about the low balls… Worry about Erin’s high balls. Just ask Jordi

  7. Lol don’t be mad because Greg Jennings spoke the truth.

    Packer leaves= you sucked anyway, good riddance.

    Packer comes back= love to have him back…was always a scholar and a gentleman lol

    Greg was right. Brainwashed bozos.

  8. I enjoyed watching James Jones. Once the ball hits his hands, the ball almost never moves. It’s only been a year away from Green Bay. I’m sure he’ll pickup where he left off. With Jordy gone, James Jones is a solid solution. Best of luck.

  9. Packer leaves= you sucked anyway, good riddance.

    Packer comes back= love to have him back…was always a scholar and a gentleman lol

    Greg was right. Brainwashed bozos.
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    Nobody said that about Jones when he left at all. Because Jones was a class act the entire time. Jennings was bitter and jaded because the Packers wouldn’t overpay him AFTER he turned down the original contract.

    He turned down an extension at the beginning of the season that would have paid him $11M/year and said not to talk to him unless it was for $15M. So they obliged, let him play out the contract and then decided he wasn’t worth $11M to them after he was injured and Cobb proved he was a better WR. Then the Packers were proven correct by not re-signing him and Jennings showed he was washed up, especially garbage QB’s throwing him the ball.

    So he can be bitter and jaded all he wants about creating his own problems. But he gambled and lost. And the Packers are extremely thankful he didn’t take the $11M/year extension as it would have been a disaster for them.

  10. I definitely have mixed emotions about this.
    Though it would be great to have the veteran presence and another true pro on the offensive side of the ball, it would steal some early season snaps from Mongomery, Janis and White.

    Snaps and experience that could be crucial for these young receivers come late November and into December.
    It’s a critical balance. And where to find room for him on the roster?

    Green Bay rarely carries 6 wideouts, who goes?
    You have several players with tremendous upside, where Jones, at 31, is a known quantity and maxed out as far as potential.

    Does James Jones even want a 2nd ring?
    So many questions. Stay tuned.

  11. Bears are going to put a hurting on Princess Aron on Sunday
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    I would say the the Packers are going to break Jay Cutler on Sunday….but he’s such a broken down heap, the Packers would be doing the Bears and their fans a favor if they hurt him.

  12. Bears are going to put a hurting on Princess Aron on Sunday

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    Only because he will be laughing so so so hard at the Bears attempting to play football at the NFL level. Bears are a complete joke. We should be talking about them in the basement instead of San Fran imo. Can only rely on Football Forte for so long. Cutler to Royal? Hahaha Da Bears

  13. The packers are signing their own packer trash?

    This kind of puts packer fans in a bind since any former packer is considered instant trash once they sign elsewhere.

    Then again, this is the same fan base who buys worthless packer stock thinking they own part of the team.

  14. Nobody once said that James Jones was trash when he left. But in order to re-sign Cobb after re-signing Jordy, they had to let him go in free agency as they had other younger, cheaper options for the #3 WR. With Nelson out for the year, there might be an opportunity for Jones, especially at near the veterans minimum.

  15. The three most embarrassing things about the Packers:

    1) Their generic cheer, “Go Pack Go”. My sons elementary school has a more original cheer than that.

    2) The cheese heads that say “NFL Owner” on it. The rest of the league laughs at you fools who think they’re an NFL owner.

    3) Aluminum Bleachers.

  16. Always liked James Jones, but the Packers have a lot of young talented WRs who need playing time if they’re going to develop.

    At this stage of his career JJ will still make some plays but he would probably be there more to act as a mentor to the young guys, or as insurance in case a receiver gets injured.

    If he can help the Packers, by all means sign him. We don’t want any Packer receiver to be the next Cordarrelle Patterson.

  17. Easy call. Veteran help needed at such a critical position and it’s JJ, a Packer. Looks like a gift to me.

  18. I don’t know why they haven’t looked into Driver?
    The only reason his stats are so low the last season is because they didn’t play him.
    Can’t blame him for that.

  19. cheeseisfattening says:
    Sep 6, 2015 3:37 PM
    That does not makes sense because I was told on here by cheeseheads that Bostick could not be tipping off the Vikings to Green Bay’s offensive scheme because they install a new one each year in camp.
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    You are placing way too much obsessive compulsive rhetoric on the subject of the Packers. You need to get a life.

    No. Really. You need to get a life.

  20. Getting wins is more important than giving the young guys playing time. Jones and Rodgers have chemistry and trust. Montgomery,White and Janis do not. We need to slowly work the young guys in. Otherwise Rodgers will have the most Interceptions of his career because of wrong routes and tipped balls.

  21. Janis and White are OK #3 options, but if Cobb and/or Adams go down or can’t go neither is ready for the #2 role. JJ is injury-insurance, good signing.

  22. I’ll start by saying I’m a Giants fan. Jones showed this preseason that he still has something left. Only reason he was cut was bc with Cruz out they needed another slot receiver.

    Vikings fans, there is no way that this is a bad or stupid move. Theres no reason for the Packers not to bring him back. Stop bashing everything the Packers do just because they’re your rivals. Great pickup for the Pack. You guys hate more than any other fan base.

  23. met him once getting gas at a mobil station near oshkosh. did give him crap though, about his obama bumper sticker. we talked for about 5 or so minutes. nice guy. was going to footrace him, but im 54 and he’s 25? ish. so yeah he would have beaten me easy. i said call paul gruber….one call, thats all. we laughed, and he drove off. oh btw gas was 2.79 at the time. mobil is always about 8 or 9 cents higher. complained to the station clerk, but she played dumb, and acted like she wasnt responsible. i said ok honey, paid and left.

  24. Had he joined the Queens, he’d instantly be their best WR, RB, TE QB, not to mention head coach.

    Jones has knees that are nice and thick, unlike Teddy Collapsed/Toilet Bridgewater.

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