Aaron Jones: Missed games will be beneficial in long run

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Packers running back Aaron Jones thought he’d be able to play after hurting his calf ahead of Week 7, but he wound up missing that weekend’s game against the Texans as well as Week 8’s loss to the Vikings.

Jones may have sat out another week under other circumstances, but the Packers needed help in the backfield with AJ Dillon and Jamaal Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Jones returned against the 49ers last Thursday and played a pretty full role in the Green Bay win.

Jones said his calf felt great after the game and that he thinks the time off will pay off for him later this season.

“I definitely do think it was beneficial,” Jones said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “If it was up to me, any athlete, we’re competitors and we want to get out there and compete with our brothers, but that’s why you have team doctors and training staff. So they make sure you’re not putting yourself at risk, and that you’re there to play all the games in the season and there to help your team in the long run.”

Jones will try to help his team against the Jaguars this weekend.

10 responses to “Aaron Jones: Missed games will be beneficial in long run

  1. Translation, give me a new contract….notice that the good RBs in the league got one and the average ones didn’t? Notice? 🤔

  2. Aaron Jones needs to keep his body fresh for the long haul because the Packers will be making a playoff run like usual. It’s not Dalvin Cook who is not good enough to make the rest of the poor Vikings roster better. Dalvin will be watching Jonesy in the playoffs from his couch.

    Toodle Loo👋

  3. aaron Back to putting work on film for new contract with another team.

    Funny how one packer fan is still constantly looking over shoulder at team unlikely challenge for division.

  4. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 12, 2020 at 11:39 am
    Aaron Jones needs to keep his body fresh for the long haul because the Packers will be making a playoff run like usual. It’s not Dalvin Cook who is not good enough to make the rest of the poor Vikings roster better. Dalvin will be watching Jonesy in the playoffs from his couch.

    Toodle Loo
    ____________

    Dalvin makes more money per week than Jones makes the entire year.

  5. News flash: Aaron it’s the AR > DA show. Is and has been for the last 4 or 5 yrs. GB doesn’t need or want any stinkin running backs. Maybe you’ll figure it out come contract time if you can’t see beyond the NFC N.

  6. bkinacti0n says:
    November 12, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Dalvin makes more money per week than Jones makes the entire year.

    *************

    And one of these backs actually contributes to a 6-2 squad making future plans for a postseason run.
    The other, not so much. Making plans to go golfing in January.
    Which one is more relevant?

  7. Dalvin really should be talking to Adrian Peterson about how far a great running back can go with the Vikings.

    The answer is — not far.

  8. Missed games will be beneficial in long run
    ___
    For the back but not for the team that loses the games and the number 1 seed

  9. Our good running back, Dalvin Cook, gets a contract and he’ll continue bringing us championships!

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