Green Bay Moving On Without James Jones?

Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that the free agent to be WR James Jones has a 20% chance of returning to the Green Bay Packers for the upcoming season.

Jones played an important role in the Packers Super Bowl run but remained inconsistent throughout the 2010 season with several dropped passes along the way. Dunne specifically notes that Jones “let deep, potential touchdown grabs slip through his fingers against Miami, the Jets, the Giants, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.” The fact that this happened five times last season makes it a pretty big concern.

Green Bay is sitting close to the proposed salary cap of $120 million which makes it even harder to keep players like Jones or even Cullen Jenkins who are likely to require decent contracts. The Packers drafted Randall Cobb back in April so they have a potential replacement but the lack of offseason is certain to delay development.

Jones has already said that he would like the opportunity to be a featured wide receiver rather than a No. 3 option. Green Bay will have Jermichael Finley back to go along with Greg Jennings, Donald Driver and Jordy Nelson so there’s not a lot balls left for Jones.


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