Former Packers WR James Jones retires


GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 18: James Jones #89 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers in the third quarter at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

After nine seasons in the NFL, including eight in Green Bay, former Packers WR James Jones announced Wednesday that he’s retiring.

Jones, a former 3rd round pick of the Packers, ranks 10th in franchise history with 360 career receptions, 12th in receiving yards with 5,195, and ninth with 45 receiving touchdowns.

After being resigning by Green Bay back in 2015, Jones set career-highs with receiving yards (890) and yards per catch (17.8).

Jones says he will transition into a job with the NFL Network and continue his charity work with “Love Jones 4 Kids.”

Below is a statement released by Jones Wednesday:

“I have truly been blessed to have worked with such wonderful people throughout my career,” Jones wrote. “I would personally like to thank the entire Packers Organization, Packer Nation and particularly Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy and Sammy Seale.  I would also like to thank the Raiders Organization, my agents at Sun West Sports, Frank Bauer and Kenny Chapman, and everyone who believed in my talents which allowed me to continue playing the sport I love. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support and love from my wonderful mother, Janet Jones, my grandmother, Gram (Bernice Calhoun) and my beautiful wife, Tamika Jones.”

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