The Green Bay Packers look like a completely different team this year compared to years past. In nearly one off-season the Packers not only became one of the youngest teams in the NFL, but they moved on from many long-tenured veterans.
Many fans and analysts presumed that the Packers would sign a veteran free agent or two to provide the type of leadership in the locker room that only those players have experience with. That hasn’t been the case, and now, one free agent who has been long-linked to the Packers just signed with an NFC Rival.
The Philadelphia Eagles Sign Veteran Wide Receiver Julio Jones (Breaking)
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
The Eagles recently placed wide receiver Quez Watkins on injured reserve with a hamstring injury and worked out receivers Marquez Callaway and Dezmon Patmon on Monday. In the end, they turned to Jones, who will be on his fourth team in four years.
Jones’ 13,629 career receiving yards are the most of any active player in the NFL.
Jones is the Falcons’ franchise-record holder in receiving yards (12,896), receptions (848), single-season receptions (136), single-season receiving yards (1,871), 100-yard games (58) and 1,000-yard seasons (seven).
The Green Bay Packers Have Been Linked To Julio Jones Many Times In The Past
Even dating back to last season, Julio Jones has been a lingering name linked to the Packers. However, the Packers’ commitment to the unofficial “youth movement” this off-season has not wavered.
Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Luke Musgrave make up a very young, but talented, receiving corps. Giving those players a few years to learn and grow with Love can only benefit this team long-term.
While the Packers have been linked to multiple veteran wide receivers via trade, it has become very apparent that this front office wants this young nucleus to grow together for quite some time. Adding a veteran wide receiver at this point in the season feels like a move a contending team would do to try to add that extra layer to their team. That is exactly the type of position the Philadelphia Eagles are in.
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