Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones has a shot at playing on Monday night against the rival Chicago Bears, as he has now been able to practice on a limited basis for two straight days. The Packers have officially listed Jones as questionable on the team’s injury report, and he is set to be a total toss-up as a game-time decision; at this point, he’s the essence of what it means to be questionable.
Jones spoke about his chances of playing and stated, via FOX Sports Wisconsin’s Paul Imig, “If (my knee) reacts pretty good tomorrow, might have a decent shot (to play vs. Bears). If I wake up sore, I don’t know.”
There’s a lot of vague language in there, and it honestly doesn’t sound like an optimistic outlook. He’s saying that he “might have a decent shot” at playing on Monday, but only if his knee “reacts pretty good”. That doesn’t sound too rosy right there, and I hope fantasy owners keep this guy stashed on the bench. He’s a game-time decision on a Monday night game, and that alone is enough to make owners shy away from starting him this week.
If Jones isn’t able to return this week, then it would be a shock for him to miss next week’s cake of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. While the Bears are bitter rivals and a challenger to the Packers for the division crown, the Packers are also the heavy favorites this week due to Jay Cutler’s injury.