Packers release running back Aaron Jones

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Green Bay Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced Monday, March 11, they have released running back Aaron Jones. 

“We want to thank Aaron for his unwavering commitment to the Packers and the community over the past seven seasons,” added Gutekunst. “It is certainly one of the hardest decisions we’ve had to make in my time with the Packers and not one taken lightly. He has not only had a significant impact on the field and in the locker room, but he is one of the most beloved players in the community. We wish nothing but the best for Aaron and his entire family moving forward.”

“Today is a tough day for the Packers and our community. As good of a player as Aaron is on the field, he is an even better person,” said LaFleur. “When I arrived in Green Bay as a first-time head coach, he was instrumental in establishing our winning culture and always served as the greatest example of what it meant to be a Packer. Aaron will always be one of the best players I had the opportunity to coach. He, his son, Junior, his mom, Vurgess, and his family will be missed.”

Former Pro-Bowler, Jones is the Packers third all-time leading rusher in yards and fourth in touchdowns. Like David Bakhtiari, Jones was drafted by Green Bay and has never played anywhere else. 

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