It appears James Jones will not be back with the Green Bay Packers next season.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, team reportedly told Jones' agent, Frank Bauer that the team isn't interested in re-signing the 31-year-old receiver for the 2016 NFL season. Apparently Jones' age was the main factor in the teams decision not to bring him back for another year.
"They're going to go with the young guys," Bauer told the Journal Sentinel.
The Packers have a core of young receivers at their disposal to go along with top passing options Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery and Jared Abbrederis make up the remainder of the Packers' wideouts, all are young and expected to improve on their performances next season.
Jones emerged as the Packers' No. 1 option after the team lost Nelson for the entire 2015 season to a torn ACL. He filled in admirably, catching 50 passes for 890 yards and eight touchdowns.
Bauer did say that teams have expressed interest in Jones, but he isn't sure where Jones will wind up.
On behalf of Packers' fans everywhere, thank you James Jones for the years of service.
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