Aug 9, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) dives for extra yards after catching a pass during game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Green Bay Packers to let James Jones walk in free agency


The Green Bay Packers have some offseason decisions to make when it comes to what their roster will look like in 2014, and it appears that they’ve come to a decision on one player in particular. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal, the Packers haven’t offered impending free agent receiver James Jones a contract and likely won’t be doing so before he hits free agency on March 11th.

Per McGinn:

A source said Jones hasn’t been offered a new contract and, in all likelihood, won’t be.

“I don’t think Ted Thompson wants him,” Frank Bauer, Jones’ only agent since being drafted by Green Bay in the third round in 2007, said at the NFL scouting combine.

Jones is still productive and will likely garner some attention in free agency, but he’s not a standout like some of the names hitting the market this offseason. Still, Jones is clearly expendable in Green Bay and if he’s not brought back in free agency, he’ll probably get a contract from someone willing to give him another shot.

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