Packers cut Myles White to make room for James Jones

AP

The Packers agreed to a deal bringing wide receiver James Jones back shortly after he arrived in Green Bay on Sunday, but they waited until Monday to make the move official.

When they did, they had to make room for the veteran on the roster and they did that by waiving wide receiver Myles White.

White joined the team in 2013 as an undrafted free agent and caught nine passes for 66 yards while playing in seven games for the team that year. With Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis already on the roster along with Randall Cobb, the Packers obviously wanted Jones’s experience over going with another young wideout with Jordy Nelson out for the season due to a torn ACL.

“He’s a good football player,” coach Mike McCarthy said of Jones, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Don’t lose sight of that. Look at his tape in preseason and last year, he looks like James Jones. He’s been a big part of our success in the past.”

The Packers also announced that wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, linebacker Carl Bradford, running back John Crockett, cornerback Robertson Daniel, tight end Justin Perillo, defensive tackle Christian Ringo, guard Matt Rotheram, linebacker James Vaughters and tackle Jeremy Vujnovich are on the practice squad. White could join them if he clears waivers.

81 responses to “Packers cut Myles White to make room for James Jones

  1. If some bigger, stronger WR’s in the league and on practice squads had half the heart of this guy. It’s unfortunate but that’s life in the NFL. Even at age 31 James Jones far superior player than Myles White.

  2. Jones is a good pick up for GB, he knows the system and has a good rapport with Rodgers. White played well in the preseason and will either be picked up by someone or will be signed to the GB practice squad.

  3. Think I’d rather take a chance on James Jones for a year when you’re down your WR1 than chance it with Janis or Montgomery as your WR3 (no disrespect to either of them).

  4. Wait, I thought Packer fans said that White would be a #1 or #2 for any other team and that he is so great. Looks like he got cut to make room for a 31 year old receiver that has been cut by two teams this offseason. One of those teams was the Raiders!! Packer fans couldn’t stop talking about how TT found another undrafted gem. Hahahaha

  5. This is a solid signing by Green Bay. It’s not a coincidence that since his departure, Green Bay’s red zone offense has sputtered. He knows when to sit, where to sit, and when to improvise. Can’t coach that.

  6. We’ll miss Myles — hope he agrees to come back to the Practice Squad. The kid has a bright future. Hope it is in green and gold.

    This is one of those moves we’ll have to reexamine in five years to determine whether it was the right way to go.

  7. First off, I wish Myles White the best wherever he lands. The dude worked his butt off the last couple of years and deserves a spot on an NFL roster somewhere.

    That said, this makes too much sense. Jones and Rodgers have chemistry together that can’t be gained in one season. That’s why they went after Jones and not Reggie Wayne. They didn’t just want another veteran receiver, they wanted a receiver that knew the ins and outs of the Packers offense.

    I would be ecstatic if White made it through waivers and excepted a spot on the Packers’ practice squad.

  8. Wait, I thought Packer fans said that White would be a #1 or #2 for any other team and that he is so great.
    ———–
    You continue to make up more nonsense as you go along. I’ve challenged you to cut and paste the comment before and you were too afraid to accept the challenge. Nobody said anything about White being a #1 or #2 on another team because he of all WR’s wasn’t a lock to even make the team. The WR’s ahead of him were.

    But….funny you should mention that. The Packers former practice squad player who never could crack the 53 man roster is now the #1 option for Teddy B. SKOLOLOLOL

  9. Packer fans think signing 31 year old James Jones is a great move, yet they say Peterson’s legs are going to fall off because he just turned 30.
    —————-

    Someone needs to do a football seminar up in Minnesota to teach you casual fans the basics. 30yo is old for a RB. The statistics show that after 27, the numbers start to decline pretty rapidly. There are plenty of WR’s who still play well into their mid 30’s, especially possession WR’s like Jones.

  10. White won’t last long on waivers. I wish he’d end up on the Practice Squad, but I don’t see it happening.

  11. A football seminar sounds great. Make sure you come and write your name on the little name tag since your so smart and know it all! Next week we all can start making factual statements about both clubs!

  12. Here’s a factual statement about both clubs:

    The Packers are the most successful franchise in the history of professional American style football and the Vikings are arguably the least successful.

  13. It’s hard to keep up with all these roster changes.
    It’s Labor Day, think I’ll bbq, have a brat.

  14. You continue to make up more nonsense as you go along. I’ve challenged you to cut and paste the comment before and you were too afraid to accept the challenge. Nobody said anything about White being a #1 or #2 on another team because he of all WR’s wasn’t a lock to even make the team. The WR’s ahead of him were.
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    whatjusthapped says:
    Aug 30, 2015 4:49 PM
    The Packers are so deep at WR that last year, the Vikings #1 WR couldn’t even make the Packers final 53.

    Hope Cobb comes back but next man up is the battle cry inside the Packers locker room.

  15. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the Vikings claim White off of waivers. They already picked up Charles Johnson last year and he was their #1 WR, ahead of Craig Jennings who they paid $11 mil to steal away from the Packers. Hey, when a strategy works, keep doing it.

  16. 4 SB Losses & 0 Championships ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ says:
    Sep 7, 2015 5:32 PM

    Wait, I thought Packer fans said that White would be a #1 or #2 for any other team and that he is so great.
    ———–
    You continue to make up more nonsense as you go along. I’ve challenged you to cut and paste the comment before and you were too afraid to accept the challenge. Nobody said anything about White being a #1 or #2 on another team because he of all WR’s wasn’t a lock to even make the team. The WR’s ahead of him were.

    But….funny you should mention that. The Packers former practice squad player who never could crack the 53 man roster is now the #1 option for Teddy B. SKOLOLOLOL

    ———————————————————–

    Thanks for that. I can’t believe how these diluted Vikings trolls make up this stuff. As Stephen Colbert said — it may have “truthiness” — sounds good, could be true — but as I said — it’s all Minnesota hogwash born from envy and 50 years of ineptitude.

  17. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Sep 7, 2015 6:28 PM
    You continue to make up more nonsense as you go along. I’ve challenged you to cut and paste the comment before and you were too afraid to accept the challenge. Nobody said anything about White being a #1 or #2 on another team because he of all WR’s wasn’t a lock to even make the team. The WR’s ahead of him were.
    ———-
    whatjusthapped says:
    Aug 30, 2015 4:49 PM
    The Packers are so deep at WR that last year, the Vikings #1 WR couldn’t even make the Packers final 53.

    Hope Cobb comes back but next man up is the battle cry inside the Packers locker room.

    ——————————-
    I was referring to Charles Johnson, reading comprehension is not your strong suit.

    Fact: Charles Johnson was cut by the Packers.
    Fact: Charles Johnson was later the Vikings #1 WR

    just saying.

  18. You continue to make up more nonsense as you go along. I’ve challenged you to cut and paste the comment before and you were too afraid to accept the challenge. Nobody said anything about White being a #1 or #2 on another team because he of all WR’s wasn’t a lock to even make the team. The WR’s ahead of him were.
    ————————————————————————–
    I’ll be your huckleberry.

    whatjusthapped says:
    Aug 24, 2015 7:56 PM

    Because the Packers are deep at WR, they would have been forced to cut a quality player to get down to 53 and the Vikings would have signed that WR the next day and that WR would have been the best on the Viking’s roster. Don’t believe me, ask any Viking fan who their current #1 WR is, it’s a Packer reject.

  19. Hope White can make Pack’s PS, he’s too talented to lose for a one year contract for James Jones. Where’s McCarthy/Thompson’s strategy for “next man up”? Shame to lose a young WR for the experience of a veteran the team will likely cut loose after this year especially when GB has experienced 16 players on IR in ONE season and still won a Super Bowl (’10). James Jones proved his worth to team in his last year in GB, making catches that some receivers never do, his on field chemistry will help Rodgers’ offense, hopefully the talent and hard work of Myles White won’t be lost IF they can sign him on PS for availability again.

  20. Why do the small market Packers and the inept Cheeseheads who grasp at straws continue to make the Vikings and their fans look like fools? What’s the Packers record against the Queens over the last 5 years? Something like 10-1?

    And to hear Vikings fans talk about 2 NFL Hall of Fame QB’s who only have 2 Super Bowls among them?

    The Vikings had an HOF Center snapping the ball to an HOF QB, coached by an HOF coach (with a losing playoff record) and put together by a Hall of Fame GM, with an HOF offensive tackle to boot.

    The defense had 3 Hall of Famers in Alan Page, Paul Krause, and Carl Eller.

    Lots of Hall of Famers. Zero Super Bowl victories.

    Minnesots Vikings fun fact: Hall-of-Fame QB Fran Tarkenton once had a 14.1 rating in a Super Bowl Game, and threw for 6 more INT’s than TD’s in the playoffs. Sir Francis was more like Lady Francis when it came to the postseason.

  21. I’ll be your huckleberry.
    ————
    Apparently you can’t read. This is not surprising given that you’re a Vikings fan. White was not mentioned….nor was there any mention of any WR not making the squad being a #1 or #2 on any other team this year. They were simply referencing Charles Johnson, who was the Packers practice squad project and is now the Vikings #1 WR.

    Thanks for playing!

  22. Wait, I thought Packer fans said that White would be a #1 or #2 for any other team and that he is so great. Looks like he got cut to make room for a 31 year old receiver that has been cut by two teams this offseason. One of those teams was the Raiders!! Packer fans couldn’t stop talking about how TT found another undrafted gem. Hahahaha
    —-
    Everything you say is true. But they will never admit it.

    They also fail to acknowledge that their team could not diagnose Charles Johnsons knee injury, so they released him. Turns out he’s a pretty good player.

  23. If the Packers medical staff had just diagnosed Charles Johnson’s knee problem correctly, the Packers would have an excellent WR and wouldn’t of had to search the waiver wires for other teams rejects. The Vikings should apologize because they picked up a great receiver after the Packers mistake? Of course not.

    And I have yet to hear Packer trolls explain how wrong they were about “next man up”. I never heard how letting Jones go was a huge mistake. I never heard after Jordy went down that they needed to being somebody in.

  24. . Don’t believe me, ask any Viking fan who their current #1 WR is, it’s a Packer reject.
    ———————————–
    The Packers tried to sneak Charles Johnson by on the practice squad (likely because of his ACL injury) but were unsuccessful and lost him to Cleveland who in turn tried the same thing and lost him to Minnesota. It was the same thing Minnesota tried to do years ago with Gilbert Brown when they lost him to the Packers.

    I would hardly call losing a guy off the practice squad a “reject” but hey that is just me. Or actually it is all non Packer fans who don’t hate their players as soon as they leave the team.

  25. White won’t last long on waivers. I wish he’d end up on the Practice Squad, but I don’t see it happening.
    ——
    Well, unless he’s added to a teams 53 man roster for the season I would say you fans are wrong again about the talent level of your wide receivers.

  26. Myles White’s best position, by far is in the slot. He was behind Cobb and Montgomery in that position. Adams and Janis are our only two true wide outs. Since you need two wideouts to every slot receiver, it’s just common sense that we needed Jones to play out wide more than we needed a third slot receiver. Myles played great this camp but we desperately needed another guy on the outside.

  27. Myles White’s best position, by far is in the slot. He was behind Cobb and Montgomery in that position. Adams and Janis are our only two true wide outs. Since you need two wideouts to every slot receiver, it’s just common sense that we needed Jones to play out wide more than we needed a third slot receiver. Myles played great this camp but we desperately needed another guy on the outside.
    —-
    Makes sense. But how come none of you said that when Jordy went down?

  28. Charles Johnson NFL career

    31 receptions, 475 yards, 2 TD’s. SKOLOLOL

    The Packers #3 WR put that up last year as a rookie on a team that had not 1 but 2 1000 yard WR’s.
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    And Johnson was finally healthy last year. Played with a rookie QB. And your #1 WR is done for the year. Now, wouldn’t Johnson be nice to have back? Well you can’t have him!

  29. The Packers tried to sneak Charles Johnson by on the practice squad (likely because of his ACL injury)
    ————–
    Not at all. In fact, it’s even easier to sneak a player by waivers by putting him on IR for the year. Learn how football waiver wires work. It’s embarrassing for you.
    —-
    The Packers failed to diagnose Johnsons injury and his talent level. Now, when you truly could use him, he’s not available. That’s embarrassing for your team, not the Vikings. It’s a compliment to the Vikings staff and scouts that they recognized his talents.

  30. And there’s Conor, putting the cart well before the horse, as usual.

    Charles Johnson may amount to something, but so far he hasn’t really done much. Of course, in Conor-world that makes him the greatest receiver of all time, which works well because…

    Throwing the ball to Johnson is Teddy Bridgewater, who may amount to something but so far has done what amounts to nothing. But again, in Conor-world, this makes Teddy the greatest QB to ever play the game. This is also quite fitting because…

    Both of these guys are coached by Mike Zimmer, who may turn out to be a pretty good coach but so far his .438 win percentage amounts to less than nothing. Of course, in Conor-world, Zimmer is already the best coach in the league and 8-8 or better this year will elevate Zimmer to G.O.A.T. in Conor-world.

    “Conor-world… where reality matters not.”

  31. Aaron Rodgers will throw the ball to a spot before the receiver has turned around to look at him.

    James Jones knows exactly where his hands have to be, and when. If he blows it, it’s an incompletion or an interception.

    Young, physically gifted receivers are great, but route-running, recognition, and anticipation are things you don’t come into the league knowing.

  32. Those critical of the Packers decision to put Charles Johnson on the practice squad in 2013 instead of on the 53-man roster should remember that he was injured for most of training camp and caught exactly 0 passes that preseason. I don’t think it was a very tough decision for them. When Cleveland signed him off the Packer practice squad, it would have made no sense for the Packers to move him to their own active roster.

  33. The only reason Packer fans can provide as to why they cheer on the team is their historical record.
    ————
    Well given that they won a SB 4 seasons ago, making it their 2nd in 20 years, what do Vikings fans cheer for?

    Me personally, I cheer for a team that is almost always in the playoffs year in and year out and has been more successful than every team over the last 20 years other than the New England Patriots.

  34. And Johnson was finally healthy last year. Played with a rookie QB. And your #1 WR is done for the year. Now, wouldn’t Johnson be nice to have back? Well you can’t have him!
    ————-

    Good thing for the Packers they already have another 1000 yard WR on the roster. It’s pretty sad that you are bragging about a guy who didn’t even produce more than the Packers rookie #3 WR last year.

    You are bragging about this:

    31 catches, 475 yards, 2 TD’s.

    It is sad that you considered this your #1 WR last year. I guess one teams trash really is another teams treasure.

  35. The Packers failed to diagnose Johnsons injury and his talent level. Now, when you truly could use him, he’s not available. That’s embarrassing for your team, not the Vikings. It’s a compliment to the Vikings staff and scouts that they recognized his talents.
    —————
    Signing Packer castoffs is the Vikings way of recognizing talents. SKOLOLOL He was drafted by the Packers, not the Vikings, so I think they must have noticed the talent more than the Vikings front office did or the Vikings would have drafted him. Especially considering they picked higher in the 7th round than the Packers, like usual. SKOLOLOL

    You are talking about a DII project WR and if you look at the Packers WR depth on the 2013 he was never going to crack that lineup coming out of Grand Valley St. as a rookie.

    Just like the bust Corduroy Patterson, he was raw and couldn’t run an NFL route tree. But lucky for him, he was apparently smart enough to figure it out

  36. Vikings fans do crack me up though. I live in MN and used to hear “Just wait until you don’t have Favre! You’ll never see the playoffs again!”

    Then it was “You guys wasted your 1st round draft pick on Rodgers when you already have Favre! What a dumb GM!!”
    And of course that was after the Vikings passed on him not once but twice for Troy Williamson and Erasmus James.

    SKOLOLOL

    Now it’s back to “Wait until you guys don’t have Rodgers!!”

    Rinse and Repeat. It’s what Vikings fans are good at.

  37. Me personally, I cheer for a team that is almost always in the playoffs year in and year out and has been more successful than every team over the last 20 years other than the New England Patriots.
    ——–
    Most successful team of last 20 years:
    1) New England
    2) Pittsburgh
    3) NY Giants
    4) Dallas
    5) Ravens
    6) Colts
    7) Packers

  38. Are the Packers ready to watch two of the worst defenses in the NFL face off this Sunday? Should be an epic battle of bad tackling and poor play.

  39. coachhayden says:
    Sep 7, 2015 10:35 PM
    The only reason Packer fans can provide as to why they cheer on the team is their historical record.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    You mean from one year ago? The Packers are picked by many to win it all this year, and they came very close last year. The reason I cheer for the Packers is the likelihood of them putting themselves in a position to win. Like last year. One year ago. That’s going WAYYYYY back.

  40. Poor James Jones. This reminds me of the movie The Man in the Iron Mask. You see, Leonardo DeCaprio was forced as a young boy into captivity and to wear an iron mask to never show his face. He eventually gets rescued and the mask is taken off, only to later be recaptured and the mask put back on. That’s how jones must feel right now.

  41. stellarperformance says:
    Sep 8, 2015 2:57 PM
    Oh great….just what we need….more proof that the Packers own the Vikings.
    —-
    Only way that would happen is if the Vikings issued stock and the Packer fans thought that buying it would mean they actually own the team. Of course Packers fans would buy that hahahaha.

  42. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Sep 8, 2015 1:53 PM

    Whoops, I forgot Denver…

    Most successful team of last 20 years:
    1) New England
    2) Pittsburgh
    3) NY Giants
    4) Denver
    5) Ravens
    6) Dallas
    7) Colts
    8) Packers
    ——————————

    Can I ask what you are using for your criteria here? I can see New England, because they have more SB wins than the Packers in that time frame.

    I’d cross off the Giants, Denver, Ravens, Pittsburgh and Dallas because, despite having an equal number of SB wins, the Packers have more playoff appearances. I’d cross off the Colts because they only have won one SB in that time frame.

  43. And along with having the 2nd best Win% over the last 20 years, the Packers are tied with several other teams with 2 SB championships.

    So once again….you lose all credibility when you make up a bunch of nonsense that can be disputed with actual facts.

    And any idiot knows that Dallas of all teams had only been to the playoffs 9 times in the last 20 years. Broncos slightly better at 11.

    Vikings fans. Proving once again that they are the largest casual NFL fanbase in the nation. Not paying attention to the NFL once their season is over by Week 8.

  44. Can I ask what you are using for your criteria here? I can see New England, because they have more SB wins than the Packers in that time frame.
    ————
    He clearly didn’t have any criteria, other than to just randomly pull out some team names that have won SB’s over the last 20 years. Ignoring the fact that none of them except the Patriots have more SB’s, a higher win% or a more playoff appearances. This is typical Viking fan behavior. Most of them are casual NFL fans. I know, I live among them.

  45. The Packers have a much better team, from top to bottom, than do the Vikings. It has been said by every single NFL analyst that matters. In fact, most say that the Packers have the second most talented team in football, behind the Seahawks. The Seahawks don’t have Chancellor, and may not for the entire year. That means that the Packers have the most talented team in football.

    Don’t let vikings fans get under your skin, Packers fans.

    They’re horrible people, and they deserve a bad team (which they have).

    7-9, couldn’t beat a team above .500 last year.

  46. Packers are a top 10 talent team with Rodgers. A bottom 10 team without. So enjoy his twilight years, hope he remains healthy and then get your blankets ready as it’ll be mighty cold for the next couple decades dwelling in the dark basement of the NFC north.

  47. frank booth says:
    Sep 7, 2015 7:42 PM
    Why do the small market Packers and the inept Cheeseheads who grasp at straws continue to make the Vikings and their fans look like fools? What’s the Packers record against the Queens over the last 5 years? Something like 10-1?

    And to hear Vikings fans talk about 2 NFL Hall of Fame QB’s who only have 2 Super Bowls among them?

    The Vikings had an HOF Center snapping the ball to an HOF QB, coached by an HOF coach (with a losing playoff record) and put together by a Hall of Fame GM, with an HOF offensive tackle to boot.

    The defense had 3 Hall of Famers in Alan Page, Paul Krause, and Carl Eller.

    Lots of Hall of Famers. Zero Super Bowl victories.

    Minnesots Vikings fun fact: Hall-of-Fame QB Fran Tarkenton once had a 14.1 rating in a Super Bowl Game, and threw for 6 more INT’s than TD’s in the playoffs. Sir Francis was more like Lady Francis when it came to the postseason.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    But will you make fools of the Vikings in 2015? I mean if you say so, Cheesehead. You also say you’ll win the Super Bowl, for sure, this year. I mean, again, if you say so. Well all be watching as no other team, it seems, is making such claims. But, hey, more power to you for your “so sure” attitude.

  48. Packers are a top 10 talent team with Rodgers. A bottom 10 team without.
    ————–
    At least you fools are consistent. You said the same thing about Favre. The problem is your team finished dead even with the Packers in defense, the Packers run game is on par with the Vikings and of course the Packers WR and O-line is better.

    So I guess what you are saying is that with Teddy Bridgewater, you are a bottom 10 team. Without him you’re a bottom 3.

  49. purplepackerhater says:
    Sep 8, 2015 5:06 PM
    Packers are a top 10 talent team with Rodgers. A bottom 10 team without. So enjoy his twilight years, hope he remains healthy and then get your blankets ready as it’ll be mighty cold for the next couple decades dwelling in the dark basement of the NFC north.
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    Some of the younger fans might not know what that’s like. Why don’t you tell them?

  50. lindacaseauthor says:
    Sep 8, 2015 6:45 PM

    frank booth says:
    Sep 7, 2015 7:42 PM
    Why do the small market Packers and the inept Cheeseheads who grasp at straws continue to make the Vikings and their fans look like fools? What’s the Packers record against the Queens over the last 5 years? Something like 10-1?

    And to hear Vikings fans talk about 2 NFL Hall of Fame QB’s who only have 2 Super Bowls among them?

    The Vikings had an HOF Center snapping the ball to an HOF QB, coached by an HOF coach (with a losing playoff record) and put together by a Hall of Fame GM, with an HOF offensive tackle to boot.

    The defense had 3 Hall of Famers in Alan Page, Paul Krause, and Carl Eller.

    Lots of Hall of Famers. Zero Super Bowl victories.

    Minnesots Vikings fun fact: Hall-of-Fame QB Fran Tarkenton once had a 14.1 rating in a Super Bowl Game, and threw for 6 more INT’s than TD’s in the playoffs. Sir Francis was more like Lady Francis when it came to the postseason.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    But will you make fools of the Vikings in 2015? I mean if you say so, Cheesehead. You also say you’ll win the Super Bowl, for sure, this year. I mean, again, if you say so. Well all be watching as no other team, it seems, is making such claims. But, hey, more power to you for your “so sure” attitude.
    ==================================
    Never said the Packers will win the Super Bowl, nor did I say how the Packers and Vikings will fare this year. In fact, I made no claims about the Packers.

    I guess you’re an author, but reading and comprehension clearly escape you.

    BTW, I’m a Bears fan.

    And the Bears are in for a rough year this year. Bears fans are typically pretty realistic. Also, there is a mutual respect between Packers and Bears fans, for the most part. Neither Packer fans nor Bear fans respect Vikings’ fans, for reasons quite obvious and quite evident on these boards.

  51. The Viking trolls keep repeating…”Oh, if you didn’t have Rodgers, you’d be as bad as you were in the 70’s and 80’s!!”

    That might be true, but in head-to-head battles between the Packers and Vikings throughout two decades of play in the 70’s and 80’s, not only did Minnesota accomplish nothing in the vacuum, the teams went 14-5 and 15-4 respectively, with one tie.

    The Vikings were better than the Packers in head-to-head games during the darkest period in Green Bay history……a total of one game.

    Big whoop.

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