Jones relishing competition at Packers minicamp

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NFL minicamps kicked-off across the league, Tuesday, including in Green Bay where there is a lot to be decided at the running back position. El Paso’s Aaron Jones, Ty Montgomery, and Jamaal Williams are all battling for carries in an explosive Packers offense.

“It’s been a lot of fun seeing those guys go out there and put their best foot forward. It makes me want to elevate my game as well,” said Jones. “We are all seeing each other’s best foot and we are just going to continue to push each other.”

For most veteran players, minicamp is a drag. For UTEP’s all-time leading rusher, it is an opportunity to showcase the work he has put in during the offseason.

Jones rushed for 448 yards and 4 touchdowns in his rookie season with the Packers, averaging 5.5 yards per carry. His explosiveness is what has the attention of head coach Mike McCarthy, but there was an emphasis on adding size to his game this year.  

“I feel like any athlete wants to get bigger and stronger as long as they can stay explosive,” said Jones. “I still feel as explosive as I was if not even more explosive.”

From Burges High School to UTEP, Jones continues to put in the work needed to excel at the next level.

“There’s things you can always improve upon, things I want to do better and there’s always room for improvement,” said Jones.

Packers minicamp will run through Thursday. Players will report to Green Bay for training camp on July 26.

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