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Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones has gone from sometimes unused after thought, to a key cog in the Packers lethal passing game.
With the retirement of Donald Driver, and impending departure of Greg Jennings, Jones now see’s himself as an important fixture along side Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
Jones was on NFL Network yesterday and talked about the future of the Packers passing attack. From the statements Jones used, Green Bay will be alright.
Jones for his part thinks the Packers can have “three 1,000 yard wide receivers next season.”
“It’s exciting because it means more opportunities,” Jones said. “As long as we can stay healthy, it means more opportunities for me, Randall (Cobb) and Jordy (Nelson). When you lose playmakers like Donald and if Greg doesn’t sign back, that’s two less guys we gotta give the ball to which means you’re going to get a lot more action.”
Jones was also asked about his potential to have a 100 catch season?
“I think a 100-catch receiver is gone out of our offense just because Aaron (Rodgers) spreads the ball around so much,” he said. “If anybody had a shot to get 100 catches, I’d probably say Randall because he’s in the slot and he’ll probably get a lot more targets.
“I can see me, Jordy and Randall getting about 80 catches a piece. I can see us all having over 1,000 yards.”
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Wise stance or not, Packers wide receiver James Jones offered an unusually fresh and reasonable perspective on player safety this week.
When asked on NFL Network what he would do if commish for a day, Jones said he has no problem getting hit in the head and would allow more helmet-to-helmet hits.
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Matthews is set for a bump in pay from escalators in his rookie deal, but with Matthews slated to be a free agent in 2014, the Packers need to get a deal done or risk losing their playmaking linebacker.
According to Tom Silverstein of jsonline.com, Matthews is in the drivers seat and Green Bay will have to step up to the table, Silverstein writes:
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Donald Driver retires. Greg Jennings likely a goner. Those two facts have many feeling pretty uncertain about the success of the Packers' receiving corps in 2013. They should sit down and talk with James Jones. "It's exciting because it means more opportunities," Jones said on NFL Network's Around The League.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The cost of being a Green Bay Packers season ticket holder is increasing.
The Packers announced Tuesday morning that ticket prices are rising between 2 and 5, depending on the location of the seat.
Team president and CEO Mark Murphy explained the increase to season ticket holders in a letter that accompanied the invoice for payment. This is the fourth straight...
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
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In what was considered an off-year for Aaron Rodgers, he still finished the season strong passing for 4,295 yards and 39 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions despite missing his top-target Greg Jennings for most of the year. That performance...
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Chris Jacke was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round in 1989. The Packers were in need of a kicker after trotting out four different players to attempt field goals in 1988, including Max Zendejas and his 56.3 percent success rate.
As a rookie, Jacke made 78.6 percent of his field goals, which ranked him eighth in the NFL that season. He continued to...
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that there’s a good chance the Green Bay Packers will meet with Clay Matthews‘ representation at the Combine to discuss a long-term deal.
Matthews, 26, is in the final year of his rookie contract and will make a $3.73 million after triggering escalators in contract that raised his salary from $1.492 million.
Today is the 23rd day of FOX Sports Wisconsin Packers writer Paul Imig's offseason evaluations of every player on Green Bay's roster. Click here for all of Paul's previous evaluations and come back every day through mid-March for Paul's in-depth film and statistical analysis. Coming up soon:
Today: S M.D. Jennings
Wednesday, Feb. 20: LB Brad Jones