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James Jones is much better than his stats show. If given the opportunity he could be great. In a recent article for the Houston Chronicle Lance Zierlein reported rumors from around the National Football League that the Green Bay Packers were willing to trade wide receiver James Jones, the sixth-year player, who is coming off his best NFL season. Jones, who selected in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by Green Bay,  has the talent of a starter but due to the immense depth the Packers posses at the wide receiver,  he has been relegated to a backup role. Yet, even in a limited role, Jones produced some impressive numbers in 2011, hauling in 38 passes for 635 yards (16.7 Yds/Rec) to go along with seven touchdown receptions. At times in his career, Jones has struggled with consistency and in particular with the drops. But that appears to have dissipated and the proof is in the pudding. Jones caught a career-high 69.1 percent of his targets last season (6th in NFL), while al...
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