Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) is tackled by Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte (47) during the second half at Soldier Field. Green Bay won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Future uncertain for Packers receiver James Jones


The Green Bay Packers may be losing another big name wide receiver this off season. This time, James Jones may join the list of Packers receivers like Donald Driver and Greg Jennings who may no longer be catching balls from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers staff writer Mike Spofford is reporting that Jones’ future with the team is just as uncertain now as it was in 2011, the last time the receiver tested the market.

Jones turns 30 this offseason, not a magic number, but the younger Nelson and Cobb are heading into the final years of their contracts and could be in line for extensions before they reach free agency in 2015. Also, the Packers already have a number of developmental prospects in the pipeline who will be looking for the same chance Boykin got in 2013.

If Jones doesn’t return to the team,  Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin look to be the top receiving options for the Packers and Rodgers.

Last year, Cobb had 31 receptions for 433 yards and four touchdowns despite missing 10 games to injury. Boykin had a break-out season with 49 catches for 681 yards and three touchdowns.

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  • Peter Maiz

    I say forget Jones and use Boykin and save the money for a new prospect.