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Jamal Jones Promoted, Joe Hayes Signed to Practice Squad


The Green Bay Packers Wednesday promoted wide receiver Jamal Jones to the active roster and replaced him on the practice squad with guard Joe Hayes. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the transactions.

Jones, a 6-foot, 214-pound player out of North Carolina A&T, originally joined the Packers last December and spent the season's final month on the practice squad. Re-signed and allocated to NFL Europe, he caught 31 passes for 388 yards (12.5 avg.) for the Frankfurt Galaxy this summer. In preseason with the Packers, he totaled three catches for 30 yards before the club waived him in its final roster reduction. He had spent the last three weeks on the practice squad.

A non-drafted free agent, Jones entered the league with the Rams after the 2004 draft and spent that training camp in St. Louis. He will wear No. 19 with the Packers.

Hayes, a 6-foot-4, 304-pound lineman from San Jose State, spent the last two training camps in Green Bay. He gained NFL Europe experience with Hamburg during the '05 season.

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