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James Jones prefers Packers; Colts, Chargers in mix?

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Most of the football world believes James Jones won't be back with the Green Bay Packers in 2014.

While the team has talked extension with Jordy Nelson, and the coach has sung the praises of Jarrett Boykin, Jones has heard nothing. His agent told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that general manager Ted Thompson didn't want him, though Jones dismisses that as a reporter twisting words.

Jones doesn't want to leave the Packers. What's unclear is if he has a choice in the matter.

"Honestly, I feel that there is a chance that I can be back, and then I honestly feel that there's a chance that I can't," Jones told Around The League on Tuesday from NFL Network studios. "This is the time where you just kind of wish that something would happen so you can know where you're going."

While Jones has waited to hear from the Packers, he fully admits he's taken a glance around the NFL landscape for teams in need of help at wide receiver, with two teams in mind: the Colts and the Chargers.

"I've thought about places that I would like to go play, whether it's in Indy or there's coming back home, San Diego or somewhere. Teams have popped up in my head. I can't say I haven't thought about it, but in a perfect world I'd love to go back (to Green Bay)."

Jones, 29, is flying under the radar as a moderate cost/high reward free agent. He's put his drop problem behind him the past two seasons, and is just one year removed from an NFL-best 14-touchdown campaign. After battling through knee and rib injuries in 2013, Jones could be primed for big things.

If the Packers don't want him, somebody will.

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