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Williams bids farewell to Packers fans

Running back Jamaal Williams said on Instagram Monday he will not be returning to the Packers.
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Posted at 3:13 PM, Mar 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-15 16:13:50-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — After four seasons in green and gold, it appears Jamaal Williams is moving on.

The Packers running back bid farewell to Green Bay and its fans on Monday, just one day after the Packers signed Aaron Jones to a four-year contract.

"Thank you Green Bay for accepting me and letting me grow into the man I am today and still thriving to be," Williams said in an Instagram post. "I have nothing but RESPECT and LOVE for everyone who works in the Packers facility."

(NOTE: The capitalizations in the post were Williams', not NBC 26's).

"I’m going to miss it all, cherish all my memories, and keep striving for greatness," he added. "I’m looking forward to what’s ahead and excited to grind for what I want.

"But nothing but love GB," he concluded. "It’s been real."

Williams rushed for 1,985 yards and ten touchdowns in four seasons with the Packers, mainly serving as the second fiddle to Jones. He excelled as a pass protector and was also valuable as a receiving threat out of the backfield, catching 122 passes for 961 yards and eight touchdowns during his time in green and gold.

Perhaps more than anything, Williams will be remembered for the energy and enthusiasm he brought during every game and locker room interview session. He and Jones forged a strong friendship during their time together in Green Bay.

Williams has not yet signed a new contract, but reportedly has interest from multiple teams.