Report: Packers not bringing back WR James Jones

Report: Packers not bringing back WR James Jones
Posted at 5:30 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 18:42:23-04

GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers are not interested in bringing back wide receiver James Jones, according to a report from Tom Silverstein in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Silverstein reports the Packers are confident in their younger receivers, and will be moving on from the 31-year-old veteran.

Jones returned to the Packers in 2015 after short stints with the Raiders and Giants; and provided an instant spark for a team badly needing depth at WR after Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury.

In eight years with the Green Bay Packers, Jones racked up 360 receptions for 5,195 yards, as well as 45 touchdowns. Those 45 touchdowns rank 9th all-time in Green Bay Packers history, just four less than Hall of Famer James Lofton.

Excluding Jordy Nelson (30) and Jones, the rest of the receivers on the Packers depth chart are all aged 25 or under.