NFL Free Agent Signings 2011: Green Bay Packers Re-Sign James Jones

Matt SmithContributor IIIJuly 31, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06: James Jones #89 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after missing a catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Though it seemed as if James Jones was going to be headed elsewhere, the Green Bay Packers have re-signed free-agent wide receiver James Jones.

Green Bay has re-signed Jones to a three-year deal, according to ESPN's John Clayton.

The re-signing of Jones instantly gives the Packers the best WR corps in the NFL.

If there was any doubt the Packers previously had the best receiving squad in the NFL, those doubts have been tossed aside.

With Jones back on the Packers roster, Green Bay has six big threats in the passing game if you don't include the running backs.

At receiver, Green Bay has Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

They also have Jermichael Finley, a tight end who is on the verge of breaking out.

Aaron Rodgers had lobbied hard for Jones to be back, but it seemed as if the playoff drops and the money he was seeking were going to send him elsewhere

As the market dwindled for Jones, the Packers' chances of re-signing him increased, but I thought it still seemed as if the Cardinals or Jets were going to take him away from Wisconsin.

However, the Jets took a chance on Plaxico Burress, which seemingly put them out of the race for Jones.

As it stands now, Jones figures to be second or third on the depth chart, depending on how Donald Driver and Jordy Nelson perform in training camp.

Overall, depending on the money, this could turn out to be a great signing for the Packers, who haven't made many moves in free agency.

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