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Jones enters free agency, but 'would love to stay put'

Nov 10, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) runs with the ball as Philadelphia Eagles safety Patrick Chung (23) tackles in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Photo: Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Jones enters free agency, but 'would love to stay put'

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Mar 5, 2014

Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones is diving all-in into the NFL free agency market, but he still has a desire to stay with a Packers team that has a chance to win him his second Super Bowl ring and possibly more.

"I would love to stay put and play with A-Rod," he told NFL Network.  "I would love to go back to Green Bay and play ball there. I love a lot of my teammates there and play with one of the best quarterbacks in the game."

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the Packers are ready to let Jones leave the team, but according to NFL Network, Jones said that was a "reporter twisting words."

Jones admitted that the free agency part of the NFL system is "a business.  This is the part we all hate."

According to Jones, if he doesn't come back to Green Bay, he wants "people that are trying to win."

"Not saying they're better than the guy I'm playing with now...but I wouldn't mind playing with some of the young guys, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson."

The free agency negotiation period starts Saturday.