Originally written on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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Veteran wide receiver has a knack for scoring touchdowns According to rumors, the Packers attempted to trade wide receiver James Jones prior to April’s draft. If these rumors were true – and based on where they originated, I have my doubts – then general manager Ted Thompson should thank his lucky stars that he never received an offer he couldn’t refuse. While the former San Jose State star may not have developed into the player some projected him to be following an impressive rookie campaign in 2007, he was an underrated and integral cog in an offensive machine that established franchise records for points and total yards a year ago. Could the offense survive without Jones? Of course. With Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Jermichael Finley and Randall Cobb, the Packers would still have an abundance of weapons in the passing game. But there’s a reason star quarterback Aaron Rodgers said the following last summer about the importance of re-signing Jones, an unrestricted free agent at th...
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  • It makes no sense to trade James Jones. Jennings signing will require a huge amount of money based on Calvin & Andre Johnson contracts recently signed and they may not be able to keep him and extend Rodgers and Mathews at the same time. His size and deceptive speed combination is rare and although prone to miss the easy catch sometimes he can make the spectacular catch (Max McGee was like this his entire career). His only weakness is his blocking, for a big man he does just an average job. It is time to put Driver in the rear view mirror no matter what his contribution has been to the Packers.
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