RB Aaron Jones - Green Bay Packers
|5-9, 208||Born: 12-2-1994||College: Texas-El Paso||Drafted: Round 5|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 16 vs MIN (3 / 13 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones' previous knee issues cropped back up in the first half against the Vikings. He left the game and didn't come back.
2017 Week 15 vs CAR (3 / 47 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Given how well Jones has been running with just a few carries, it's a wonder he is getting so few in the first place. He took his first touch, which came in the second quarter, for 23 yards and then took another one for 20 yards two plays later. Both runs showed good speed and vision and exploded out of the holes he got on those plays.
2017 Week 14 vs CLE (4 / -2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones saw almost no work, and as he is reportedly healthy, that is a pretty good sign his is just a backup. Add in some poor runs, which gave him a negative total yardage for the day, and it looks like Jones' moment has past.
2017 Week 13 vs TB (1 / 20 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
When you get minimal carries, you have to make them count and that's what Aaron Jones did on his one carry in overtime on Sunday. It was Jones' one and only carry, but it went for a 20 yard touchdown to win the game. On the play, Jones took the ball and heading to either the '2' hole between the center and right guard or the '4' hole between the guard and tackle but found nothing but a mass of defenders waiting. Jones cut back across the line to his left, dodging a tackler as he hit the edge and turning upfield. He then beat the pursuit with strong acceleration on the way to the end zone.
2017 Week 10 vs CHI (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones left the game on a cart during the first quarter, and reports have him missing 3-6 weeks with a MCL injury.
2017 Week 9 vs DET (5 / 12 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / -1 / 0 rec)
Jones got the start but got fewer touches, fewer snaps and looked worse than Ty Montgomery. Jones had a hard time finding any room to run as the Lions could just focus on stopping the run and the rookie seemed to have a hard time adjusting to the extra pressure. As the team had to throw more, the Packers went with other options in pass protection as well, keeping Jones off the field.
2017 Week 7 vs NO (17 / 131 / 1 rush, 5 / 3 / 7 / 0 rec)
If it wasn't for Aaron Jones, Packers fans might have been leaving much earlier for a beer and some brats in the parking lot. As it stands there's no way Jones isn't the lead back here. Whether Ty Montgomery just isn't as good as the rookie or is still hurt, you can't keep Jones off the field. His biggest play was a 45-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. On the play, Jones took the handoff deep in the backfield. The offensive line's interior did a great job opening a running lane by pulling left guard Justin McCray to the right side to blow a hole in the defensive line for Jones. Saints safeties Kenny Vaccaro and Marcus Williams were too close to the line and couldn't react quickly enough to stop Jones who continued up the middle for a touchdown. Overall, while Jones doesn't look like a guy with massive game breaking speed, if you open up running lanes for him and give him some space, he shows the vision to avoid tackles and enough speed to get the job done, which he did repeatedly on Sunday.
2017 Week 6 vs MIN (13 / 41 / 0 rush, 4 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
As expected, Jones split carries with a returned Ty Montgomery, but also led in carries 13-10. He also saw one more target out of the backfield, though he only gained one yard on the play. With Aaron Rodgers injured, the Vikings were able to focus on the run game and that made things very hard for Jones. The rookie also looked like he had a little less burst and seemed a bit more unsure of himself against Minnesota.
2017 Week 5 vs DAL (19 / 125 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Jones has stepped in for an injured Ty Montgomery and a banged up Jamaal Williams, and he was really effective, with a 6.6 yards per carry average on 19 carries. He looked quick and elusive throughout the day, especially during his 7-yard touchdown run with less than a minute left in the first half. On that run, he did a good job rapidly getting to the line of scrimmage, then finding the crease to get past the defenders there and out into the open. Jones didn't see a ton of time in the passing game, but he was on the field on passing downs and did set up his own touchdown with his sole reception. Overall it was a nice start for the rookie and as of now it seems clear he is the backup to Montgomery..
2017 Week 4 vs CHI (13 / 49 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Both starter Ty Montgomery and backup Jamaal Williams left the game, which put Jones in the driver's seat and he looked pretty good considering the mess that passes for the Green Bay offensive line. Jones did a really nice job getting skinny and finding the hole at the line of scrimmage on his 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He showed some burst and toughness while running, but it was tough to get a really good indication of his ability coming in cold and with a battered offensive line. What he showed was a good start though, and while he doesn't look like a guy who will create a ton of yards when the line is disjointed, Jones does look like a sturdy runner who will get what he can and not cough the ball up.
Latest NewsPackers | Aaron Jones looking to strengthen legs (Sun Feb 11, 04:44 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones will work on strengthening his legs this offseason so he can hopefully avoid medial collateral ligament tears, according to running backs coach Ben Sirmans. link to story
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