Former Packers receiver James Jones has announced his retirement from the NFL after nine seasons.
Jones spent eight of his nine seasons with the Packers, finishing his career with 433 receptions for 5,861 yards and 51 touchdowns.
He was a key member of the 2010 Packers that won Super Bowl XLV. Jones caught 50 passes for 679 touchdowns and five touchdowns that season. He led the NFL with 14 receiving scores in 2014, a season in which he had 64 receptions for 784 yards.
“I have truly been blessed to have worked with such wonderful people throughout my career. I would personally like to thank the entire Packers organization, Packer Nation and particularly Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy and Sammy Seal,” Jones said.
Darby was carted off the field with an air cast on his lower leg in the second quarter of the Eagles’ 30-17 victory over Washington. His ankle bent awkwardly as he planted while in coverage, and he immediately went down in pain.
Surgery would have meant that Darby would miss the rest of the season.
The Eagles acquired Darby from the Buffalo Bills in August for receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick.
A 2015 second-round pick out of Florida State, Darby finished second in voting for defensive rookie of the year in 2015 before taking a bit of a step back last season. Asked what he liked about Darby, Eagles executive Howie Roseman pointed to “rare speed” — Darby ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash at the scouting combine — as well as his production on the ball. He has only two career interceptions but has 33 pass breakups in 29 games.