The agent for free agent wide receiver James Jones told the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he doesn’t think Ted Thompson wants his client back with the Green Bay Packers once the free agent signing period begins on March 11.
It’s one of the things wrong with pro football today.
There’s not a player in the Green Bay locker room that played harder and the team always came first. Jones didn’t complain about opportunities and didn’t fall back on excuses when things weren’t going well. While he missed two games with a knee injury last season, he played the last two with two broken ribs.
Back in the day, a player like Jones would have likely spent his entire career with the Packers. But with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb in front of him on the receiver depth chart and talent young receivers like Jarrett Boykin ready to burst onto the scene, there just isn’t room for a free agent receiver looking to be rewarded for his play, not to mention his great attitude and toughness. [Read more…]