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Jones hopes to help on field and in locker room

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With the loss of wide receiver Jordy Nelson to injury earlier in the preseason, the Green Bay Packers needed a veteran wideout to play alongside the likes of Randall Cobb and Davante Adams.

James Jones seems like the perfect fit, having spent seven years with the Packers.

On Monday, the reunion became official, as the Packers announced his addition to the 53-man roster, and even gave him his old jersey number back.

Jones, who left Green Bay as a free agent in 2013 to join the Oakland Raiders, hopes to give the Packers that veteran experience they'll likely need this season.

"I'm going to do whatever I can to help anybody," Jones told reporters Monday. "Young guys, Cobb knows the type of player I am, the type of teammate I am. I want everybody to succeed, everybody get better."

With Nelson out with what the team described as a "significant knee injury," Jones is now the oldest wide receiver on the roster at 31 years old. He's OK with that role, and will now focus on playing his style of football.

That being said, he'll always be available to lend a helping hand.

"Anything the young guys need, they know I'm here to help," Jones said "They know I'm going to help them as much as I can."

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