Packers head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that the team is not focused on re-signing James Jones, Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
The team's brass has informed the free-agent wide receiver that there is no interest in bringing him back for the 2016 season. Jordy Nelson may have been injured all of the 2015 season, but that is even more of a reason to have a dependable veteran on the roster.
Jones was a third-round pick of the Packers in the 2007 NFL Draft and the former San Jose State receiver spent seven seasons in Green Bay. Plus, the Packers kept re-resigning Jones except in 2014 when he took his talents to Oakland where he had a mild season for the Raiders.
During those first two weeks, Jones had three touchdown receptions and the decision to release him haunted the Giants for weeks to come.
Starks appeared in all 16 games with a career-high four starts last season and posted a career-best 601 rushing yards on 148 attempts (4.1 avg.) with two touchdowns.
Demovsky points out that the re-signing provides the team the flexibility to get out of the deal after a year without much of a salary cap hit.
"He's a class act, off and on the field", Bauer said. All is not lost in Green Bay for Bauer, who also represents Packers receiver Davante Adams and tight end Richard Rodgers.