When word broke of wide receiver James Jones’s trip to Green Bay with the Packers, it seemed like a good bet that Jones would be rejoining his original NFL team as they move forward without Jordy Nelson this season.
It didn’t take long after his arrival for Jones to agree to stay in town. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the 2007 third-round pick is signing with the team on Sunday.
Reporters met Jones at the airport and he said that it was good to be back with the Packers. He’s not crazy about the reason for the need at receiver since he and Nelson were teammates for several years
“To be honest with you, I didn’t even think about [the injury opening the door for a return] man,” Jones said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Me and Jordy are so close. The only thing I thought about was my man missing a whole season. I know how hard that dude works. I didn’t even think about it. I just called him. At first I texted him said, ‘Please tell me it’s not true.’ I texted him right when I heard and after he told me it was true. No, man. I was trying to make that team. I really didn’t think about coming back. I was just praying for that guy.”
Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery and Myles White were the receivers on the Packers’ initial 53-man roster. One of those 53 will have to come off the roster to make room for Jones.