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Packers will meet with free agent receiver James Jones, per report

The first step towards bringing the former Packer receiver back into the fold has taken place, but there's a long way to go for him to re-sign with Green Bay.

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Now that the Green Bay Packers have set their 53-man roster, one might be tempted to think that the roster is set in stone. Of course, one would be mistaken, as the Packers are reportedly interested in a player cut loose by another organization.

Wide receiver James Jones was released by the New York Giants on Saturday, and according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein:

A few minutes later, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reported that Jones is en route to Green Bay for a meeting with the Packers:

Jones of course is a tempting player for the Packers, who are still trying to deal with Jordy Nelson's ACL tear and questions about Randall Cobb's availability for the first few weeks of the season. Jones knows Mike McCarthy's offense from his seven years in Green Bay and he has a great relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers from the six years they were together with Rodgers as a starter.

For now, the situation bears monitoring, but no assumptions should be made yet about whether or not the Packers will sign Jones. We'll keep you up to date on any further news here at Acme Packing Company.