The Packers have informed the agent for free agent WR James Jones that they are not interested in re-signing because of the young receivers they have on the roster, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“They’re going to go with the young guys,” Frank Bauer, Jones’ agent, said.
Green Bay had no interest in Jones after he was released by the Raiders last year. However, that was before they lost Jordy Nelson for the season due to an ACL tear.
The Packers were fortunate enough that the Giants elected to cut Jones loose at the start of the season, as he would go on to be their most consistent receiver in 2015.
The Packers will get Nelson back to go along with Randall Cobb, Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis and Davante Adams, so there isn’t a lot of room for another receiver, especially considering that Jones is older than all of them.
Jones, 31, is a former third-round pick of the Packers back in 2007. He spent seven years with the team before signing on with the Raiders in 2014 and returning to Green Bay for the 2015 season.
Last year, Jones appeared in all 16 games and totaled 50 receptions for 890 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 45 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.