Jones rushed eight times for 41 yards in Monday night's 33-30 win over the 49ers. Jones barely missed out on a touchdown on Green Bay's first drive of the game. The shifty tailback still led the Packers in carries and rushing yards, continuing to make his claim for a larger workload. While he didn't catch any passes Monday, Jones' ability should warrant consideration for more activity when Green Bay reconvenes from its Week 7 bye.
Jones had seven carries for 40 yards and two receptions for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Jones was explosive on a per-touch basis Sunday, but with the Packers playing catch-up throughout the contest, fellow running backs Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery -- both more effective in the passing game -- saw the bulk of the snaps in the backfield, with Williams on the field for 33 plays, Montgomery 29, and Jones just 22. Jones will have a chance to see more work in Week 6 if the Packers can jump out to a lead against the 1-4 49ers, but the other two backs figure to be involved in some degree one way or another, considering the 49ers have surrendered the second most targets and receptions to opposing running backs.
Jones rushed 11 times for 65 yards and a touchdown while catching his lone target for 17 yards in Sunday's 22-0 home win over Buffalo. Jones averaged a healthy 7.0 yards on six carries in his return from suspension last week, and he kept the good times rolling with 38 more rushing yards than Jamaal Williams on the same number of carries this week. The highlight of his day was a three-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Jones is probably the most gifted running back on the Packers in terms of pure rushing ability, so his role could keep growing in the weeks ahead, starting with the Week 5 matchup against a Lions defense that's been susceptible to big plays on the ground.
Jones (suspension) rushed six times for 42 yards and and brought in his only target for five yards in the Packers' 31-17 loss to the Redskins on Sunday. Jones was supposed to lag behind both Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery in terms of workload in the backfield, but he ended up pacing all backs in rushing touches. While that equated to a modest six carries, Jones looked sharp with them on his way to a 7.0-yard average. With his first taste of game action in 2018 under his belt, he'll look to build up his overall numbers against the Bills in Week 4.
Head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery "will be in the first slot" among the Packers' running-back group, suggesting Jones may handle a limited role Week 3 against the Redskins, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Williams and Montgomery have combined to average a pedestrian 3.8 yards per carry on 38 totes over the first two weeks of the season, but it appears that won't be enough for Jones to immediately climb above either on the depth chart when he returns from suspension Sunday. Though Jones showcased more explosiveness than Williams as a rookie, the latter's skills as a pass protector and early down and short-yardage grinder appear to have earned him favor with McCarthy. Montgomery, meanwhile, has seen only limited touches behind Williams, but has also performed well in protection and offers some upside as a pass catcher out of the backfield. With Aaron Rodgers playing through a knee injury, Williams' and Montgomery's blocking abilities loom even larger than normal, so it appears Jones may need to prove adept in that area before he poaches meaningful snaps from either back.
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