Green Bay Packers Citizen GM: Let’s talk free agents

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James Jones

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  • James Jones: I’ve already stated my piece about James Jones. I believe without a shadow of a doubt that he deserves to be back next year. He had a career year in 2012, but had a nagging PCL and rib injuries throughout 2013, which could hurt his chances.
  1. Jones returns to the Packers if – they decide to keep a veteran presence in the locker room who can help young receivers like Jarrett Boykin and Myles White grow in the offense. Jones is still VERY productive and can add a deep threat and consistent YAC to an already potent offense. If the Packers like the prospect of having four wideouts on the field, Jones will get a contract, though it may not be a high enough number for his liking.
  2. Jones will walk if – another team tempts him away in free agency. The Packers want him back, but know his intentions are to see what he is worth on the market. A couple of years ago, he tried his hand at free agency to no avail. He came back to the Pack in 2012 and caught an NFL-high 14 touchdowns that year. His value may have skyrocketed since his last attempt, but an injury-laden season in 2013 may bring him back at a discount. If the Packers decided that Boykin, Cobb and Nelson are the new “Big Three,” they may let him go, after all.