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With Greg Jennings likely headed out of Green Bay as a free agent, at least three other Packers wide receivers will be asked this question a lot in the coming weeks and months: Are you a No. 1 wideout?
James Jones, who along with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb could lay a claim to that spot in one of the NFL's most prolific passing offenses, took his turn answering the question when he was a guest Tuesday on NFL Network.
"I'm ready," he said when asked whether he could be the No. 1 guy. "I work hard every year, and I'm ready to take that role if we don't get Greg back. Hopefully, I can continue to have success and make some plays to help the team out."
Jennings, 28, is coming off a breakthrough season in which he set career highs in receptions (64), receiving yards (784) and touchdown catches (14). In fact, his 14 TD receptions led the league. His numbers and those of Jennings (a two-time Pro Bowler), Nelson (who had 1,263 receiving yards and 15 TD catches in 2011) and Cobb (80 catches for 954 yards and eight TDs in 2012) have thrown him into the mix as a potential No. 1 target on an offense where several players could be considered No. 1s.
Jennings seems to be looking for a system where bigger numbers can lead to a bigger payday, but Jones told NFL Network he's satisfied being part of an offense in which several high-profile receivers share quarterback Aaron Rodgers' attention with pass-catching tight end Jermichael Finley.
"It's humbling, but I think the main thing for a receiver is about winning," he said. "I think being with the Green Bay Packers and understanding that tradition over there, it's all about winning. It rubs off on you. Yeah, you want the ball 12 times a game, but you understand other people have to touch the ball, too. There's only one football. And Aaron does the best job of getting the ball and spreading it around, so it could be a lot worse. We always tell each other it could be a lot worse. You could only get one ball a game if you're playing with a quarterback less skilled than Aaron, so we're blessed."
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Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones was on the NFL Network and admitted that he hates the helmet-to-helmet rule that the league instituted to protect defenseless receivers.
“I think the helmet-to-helmet rule, where defenders have to hit at a certain target, I think they need to eliminate that,” Jones said, per ProFootballTalk.com. “I’d rather get hit in the helmet...
The NFL's increasing emphasis on eliminating helmet-to-helmet hits draws frequent criticism from defenders who are penalized and fined for such tackles, but it's rare -- maybe unheard of -- for a wide receiver to share that sentiment.
Green Bay Packers wideout James Jones said in an NFL Network studio appearance this week that if he could be commissioner for a day the first...
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.
“I think the helmet-to-helmet rule, where defenders have to hit at a certain...
Veteran James Jones led all wide receivers in touchdown catches last season
During a Tuesday morning appearance on the NFL Network’s NFL AM, James Jones said he was prepared to take on the role as Green Bay’s No. 1 wide receiver. ”I’m ready,” opined the six-year vet from San Jose State. “I work very hard every year. I’m ready to take in that role if we don’t get...
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is looking to make $14 million per season.
I can’t imagine any team giving Jennings that kind of money. He’s simply not worth it. He’s been injured too much over the past couple of seasons and he’s benefited from a great system in Green Bay.
I could see a team overpaying and giving...
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...
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The St. Louis Rams have several questions surrounding the wide receiver position, as Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson are both free
agents. However, if they find themselves in need of an additional wide out, the
team isn’t expected to target free agents Greg Jennings or Dwayne Bowe,
according to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated.
If St. Louis does lose Amendola, it doesn'...
This past Monday marked the first calendar day NFL teams could franchise tag their free agents ahead of a long offseason. At the moment only five or six names look to be a guaranteed certainty in terms of their future, while the rest of the pool swims freely in doubt.
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Here are the best things to come from the podium from NFC North personnel on Thursday. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman perhaps threw a wet towel on speculation that Greg Jennings might land in Minnesota. Bears general manager Rick Emery talks about loose lips sinking ships.
For weeks now we’ve been talking about Greg Jennings and the Miami Dolphins in the same sentence. Is it possible that could be incorrect, and the Dolphins have eyes for somebody else.
Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel is reporting that the Dolphins may be targeting Steelers unrestricted free agent Mike Wallace to be their new number 1.
Multiple sources tell the Sun-Sentinel Steelers receiverMi...