Longtime Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones announced his retirement today after nine NFL seasons eight of them in Green Bay.

“It’s been a blessing to play in Green Bay,” Jones said in a one-minute video tribute to fans shared on Facebook.

Jones, a third-round draft pick in 2007, ranks 10th in franchise history in career receptions (360), 12th in receiving yards (5,195) and ninth in receiving touchdowns (45) and helped the Packers to a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

Jones also spent time with the Oakland Raiders, New York Giants and San Diego Chargers.

After re-signing with the Packers in 2015, Jones posted career-highs in both receiving yards (890) and yards per catch (17.8).

Jones will remain in the football business with the NFL Network, and plans to continue his charitable organization, Love Jones 4 Kids, which provides financial support to homeless shelters.


Written by Madison365 staff