Packers reportedly have ‘no interest’ in re-signing James Jones
Those Wisconsin winters are going to be a lot colder without the hoodie.
According to a report by Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday, the Green Bay Packers are showing “no interest” in re-signing wide receiver James Jones and have informed his agent that they do not intend to bring back the 31-year-old.
Jones recorded 890 receiving yards and eight touchdowns for the Packers in 2015, appearing in all 16 games. Jones’ season was also memorable for his sense of fashion, namely the hooded sweatshirt he rocked on the gridiron on numerous occasions, even going so far as tocal it his “good luck charm.”
While Jones himself asserts that he’s coming off the best season of any free agent receiver, the Packers are getting Jordy Nelson back from a torn ACL and still need to find targets for Randall Cobb. Meanwhile, Jeff Janis, Jamel Johnson, Davante Adams, and Ty Montgomery (all age 24 or younger) also loom on the roster with this surplus of young receivers being the main reason why Green Bay is uninterested in bringing back Jones, according to Silverstein.
Jones, the nine-year veteran, definitely rebuilt his value this past season, but it remains to be seen if the market will look at him as much more than a system receiver.
Image Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports