Former Packers receiver James Jones retires, thanks Green Bay fans

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Former Packers wide receiver James Jones announced his retirement from the NFL Wednesday.

The Green Bay Packers drafted Jones out of San Jose State in the third round of the 2007 draft. He played seven straight seasons in Green Bay before heading to Oakland for one year. He returned to the Packers in 2015 for one season.

"I enjoyed every minute that I played the game," Jones said on Twitter.

In his eight seasons in Green Bay, Jones had 360 receptions for 5,195 yards and 45 touchdowns. 

"I find satisfaction in everything that I have accomplished throughout my career on and off the field and I am excited for the next phase in my life," Jones said.

Jones thanked Packers fans as well.

"It's been a blessing to play in Green Bay," he said.

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