Originally posted on The Packers Guru  |  Last updated 3/31/14
The Green Bay Packers made a calculated decision when they allowed wide receiver James Jones to leave for the Oakland Raiders after signing a three-year deal with the team on a free agent contract. It hurt to let Jones go. After all, he spent seven seasons in Green Bay and became one of the most likable, consistent players on the team. Yet, in the world of the salary cap, you can’t pay everybody and unfortunately for Jones, the Packers have bigger priorities at receiver with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, seeing their contracts expire at the end of the 2014 season. Therefore, the money Jones wanted and eventually got from the Raiders was just more than the Packers were able to afford with the big bucks they will need to invest to keep both Nelson and Cobb. Jones departure has provided and opportunity for young wide outs on the Packers roster, namely for players like Jarrett Boykin and Myles White. Of course, even novice Packer fans know about Boykin, who filled in amicably for Jones...
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