James Jones: His future with the Green Bay Packers ...

James Jones on the NFL Network talked about his future. Photo courtesy of NFL Network

James Jones on the NFL Network talked about his future.
Photo courtesy of NFL Network


Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones sat in on the NFL Network tonight as part of the All Access crew.

Wearing a pair of bright yellow pants reminiscent of his on-field garb with the Packers, Jones was eloquent and direct when asked about his views on a number of topics, including his future. Jones was on the program as the current player representative, but also because this is the kickoff of “Dynasty Week” on the network – with the focus all week on none other than the Green Bay Packers. Also to be featured in the coming weeks will be the 49ers, the Cowboys, the 49ers, and the Steelers.

Today kicked off the Packers focus on the network. Earlier today, the 1966 championship team and the evening is highlighted by “A Football Life parts I and II” featuring Vince Lombardi.

But everyone was interested in what Jones had to say about his future with the greatest franchise in all the league.

When asked about his place in the free agent market and the fact that the Packers don’t have an offer on the field, Jones said, “Hopefully you’re reading wrong. I would love to go back to Green Bay … but we know it’s a business … this is the part we all hate, but we gotta deal with it … priority #1 is to take care of my family … there a couple quarterbacks out there I wouldn’t mind playing with … Andrew LuckRussell Wilson … but I would love to stay put and play with A-Rod.”

And as for Jones’s other comments and topics about him on tonight’s show, here are some of the highlights:

• Jones said that one is aware of the tradition of Green Bay once one “steps off the plane … great place to play.”

• James Jones was rated #2 WR free agent behind Hakeem Nicks on the top 10 board rating of the receivers on the market.

• On the news that Jim Harbaugh was losing his players and his attitude was “wearing thin” in San Francisco, Jones had this to say: “when you talk about the locker room, you never want to lose the confidence or players in the locker room. Once you start losing, having some bad games, some bad seasons … it will be different. He probably has that college mindset, but once you get to the pros you have to adjust …”

• On Russell Wilson working out on the baseball field today – “it’s good … he gets to scratch the itch and then get back there and be a leader with his team …”

• On the fact that Anquan Boldin and Niners reached an agreement on a $12 million 2-year contract and in talking about Brian Orapko and those players who received the franchise tag today: “These are big money guys. I’m a current player and hope to get as much money as I can …”

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  • Mike Brand

    james jones is a tricky one . wrs are a dime a dozen and a great qb can make any wr look good or bad. last year jennings was up we offered him big money he left. we found out jennings was not that elite wr after all i mean a elite wr can make catches no matter who throws . i honestly thing we have lots of wrs ready to step to be behing boykin, nelson and cobb. we have dorsey who they compared to a donal driver who was injured last year and never even got to do otas or anything, we have harper who we had to take the contract to get from the niners he was a 4th rounder last year, we have cunningham who the coaches love so i think we are really wr poor right now. i would love to keep jones he has another 4 years left before his slow down and would love him to retire a packer but we just have so many behind him ready to play now. i think thompson sees it about like that too

  • Tim Ernst

    I’ll miss Jones, but he makes a whole lot of sense playing in Baltimore. They really need a solid possession receiver to play across from Torrey Smith.