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James Jones on his homeless childhood

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 22, 2015 – 8:25 am

151222-jj-950Green Bay Packers WR James Jones was featured last weekend on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown.

ESPN’s Michelle Beisner interviewed Jones, who talked about growing up homeless and his journey to the NFL.

“Motel to motel, homeless shelter to homeless shelter, park benches some nights. It was very different; something that I would never want a kid to experience,” Jones said. “Going through all of that, my only motivation as a little kid was to get my mom out of that situation one day.”

Watch the video on ESPN.com


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Jones, Raji and Elliott selected as captains vs. Raiders

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 20, 2015 – 12:00 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be WR James Jones (offense), DT B.J. Raji (defense) and LB Jayrone Elliott (special teams).


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Jones, Neal and Elliott selected as captains vs. Chargers

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 18, 2015 – 11:25 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be WR James Jones (offense), LB Mike Neal (defense) and LB Jayrone Elliott (special teams).


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James Jones gives Matt Flynn new nickname

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 18, 2013 – 4:37 pm

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WR James Jones

Atlanta QB Matt Ryan has been known for years as “Matty Ice” for his calm, cool approach late in games, but Packers WR James Jones thinks his current QB, Matt Flynn, can lay claim to that nickname, too, after Green Bay’s second-half comebacks the past two games.

“Matt’s a gamer,” Jones said. “He comes into the game, he’s got ice in his veins. That’s the new ‘Matty Ice’ over there. He just comes out and plays ball. That’s what he does. We have 100 percent confidence in Matt that he’ll get the job done and go out and help us win.”

For his part, Flynn said his cool approach in clutch situations is a combination of his laid-back demeanor and a focus on being emotionally in control as a leader on the field.

“I think I’ve always kind of had that,” Flynn said. “I’m a laid-back guy, and that’s my nature. I make a conscious effort not to get too overly excited or too down, just because I feel like there’s a lot of chaos going around, so when we get in that huddle, a couple seconds before we run each play, it’s good for them to have a calming effect in the huddle.

“I definitely get excited, though, when we do good things and it’s crunch time.”


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WR James Jones miked up for ‘Sound FX’

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 10, 2013 – 1:36 pm

Packers WR James Jones was miked up by NFL Films for this past weekend’s game and will be part of NFL Network’s “Sound FX” program on Wednesday at 9 p.m. CT.

Others in this week’s edition include coaches John Harbaugh of the Ravens and Greg Schiano of the Buccaneers, plus Patriots offensive lineman Nate Solder.


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J. Jones, Matthews and Bush are captains vs. Falcons

Posted by packers.com on December 8, 2013 – 8:00 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be WR James Jones (offense), LB Clay Matthews (defense) and CB Jarrett Bush (special teams).


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WR James Jones to be featured Thursday morning on NFL Network

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 26, 2013 – 4:18 pm

Packers WR James Jones will be the subject of a feature story on NFL Network’s “NFL Gameday Morning” program on Thursday, which begins at 9 a.m. CT.

The story will focus on Jones’ upbringing, which included time living in a homeless shelter as a child, and his foundation — Love Jones 4 Kids — which helps the homeless in both Green Bay and Jones’ hometown of San Jose, Calif.


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WR James Jones questionable, calls himself ’50-50′

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 2, 2013 – 1:39 pm

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WR James Jones

WR James Jones practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day on Saturday and has a chance to return on Monday night after missing the last two games with a knee injury. Jones is listed as questionable on the injury report.

“He did more than yesterday, so we’ll see where he is,” Head Coach McCarthy said. “It’s up in the air. He’s doing everything he can.”

Speaking with reporters after practice, Jones labeled himself “50-50” and said it all will come down to how the knee feels on Sunday morning after the work he has done with it throughout the week.

“I’m mostly just going to see how it reacts tomorrow,” he said. “If it reacts pretty good, we might have a decent shot. If I wake up sore and all that stuff, I don’t know.

“I don’t know if I’ll go this week, next week, but I felt better. I felt better this week than last week, so I’m excited about that.”

In other injury news, Packers CB Sam Shields sat out practice on Saturday and is listed  with an injury to his “toes,” but he’s probable for the game.

“Sam got stepped on yesterday,” McCarthy said. “Frankly, I just held him for precaution. I’m hopeful it’s nothing more than that.”

TE Ryan Taylor (knee) sat out practice on Friday but is listed as probable. He has missed the past two games. LB Brad Jones (hamstring) was a full participant in practice all week and is also probable, set to return after missing the past three games.

LB Nick Perry (foot), who practiced one day last week, did not practice at all this week and is listed as doubtful.


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WR James Jones getting closer; TE Ryan Taylor could be back to help on special teams

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 1, 2013 – 3:28 pm

Packers WR James Jones, who has missed the last two games with a knee injury, appears to be getting closer to a possible return after he practiced on a limited basis in pads on Friday.

Jones was a limited participant on Thursday as well, but Mike McCarthy said he was only doing rehab. During the portion of Friday’s practice open to reporters, Jones was running routes with the offense and was dressed in full pads.

“We’ll see how he is in the morning,” McCarthy said.

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Also on the injury front, TE Ryan Taylor was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day after missing the last two games following knee surgery. If Taylor can return this week, he might provide a boost to the special-teams coverage units, which have allowed some long returns in the last two games.

Cleveland’s Travis Benjamin returned a kickoff 86 yards and Fozzy Whittaker ran one back 56 yards two weeks ago. Then last week, Minnesota’s Cordarrelle Patterson returned the opening kickoff 109 yards for a TD.

“The plays that we’ve had come out on us, it’s one guy misses here or one guy mis-fits it,” Taylor said. “We’ve played against some pretty good returners the last couple weeks. But we’ve got a lot of guys coming back now, we’re getting healthy, and right on time because they’ve got a pretty good returner over there.”

Taylor is speaking, of course, about Chicago’s Devin Hester, who brought a punt back 81 yards for a TD against Washington in the Bears’ last game. That was Hester’s 18th career kick or punt return TD, most in league history.

“Everybody just has to take care of their responsibilities and be very disciplined,” Taylor said of facing Hester. “He can fake you out, like he’s taking a knee, and bring it out. You have to be disciplined and be ready.”


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LB Nick Perry ‘not ready,’ TE Ryan Taylor returns to practice

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 31, 2013 – 4:01 pm

Packers LB Nick Perry may not be as close to returning to the field as his appearance at practice last Friday might have indicated.

Perry did not participate at all in Thursday’s practice and appears to be having more trouble with his injured foot.

“He’s just not ready,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “Not moving along as everybody would hope.”

In other injury news, TE Ryan Taylor (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis for the first time since injuring his knee against Baltimore three weeks ago. WR James Jones (knee) was also listed as limited, though McCarthy said he was doing mostly rehab. LB Brad Jones (hamstring) was listed as a full participant and could be nearing his return.

There were also no new updates on TE Jermichael Finley, as the team is still gathering information and medical opinions on his neck injury. Finley was at the facility on Wednesday, however, for the team picture. His teammates appreciated another chance to see him, and QB Aaron Rodgers noted it always lifts an injured player’s spirits to come back and be around the team, even if only for a little while.

“There’s a comfort being back in this locker room,” Rodgers said. “He went through a difficult injury, is still dealing with it, but this is an escape I think for a lot of us. To be in this locker room with our brothers, be able to joke around and go to practice, sit in meetings. I’m sure it’s been great for J-Mike to come back in. It’s been great to see him and give him a big hug, and he looks great.”


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