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Green Bay Packers star James Jones is open-minded about his future, having entered the final two months of his contract, but admits that he would love to finish his career at Lambeau Field, reports NFL.com.

The last time the 29-year-old wide receiver became a free agent, he returned to Wisconsin after attracting little interest in the open market.

And, despite a largely disappointing 2013 campaign, Jones is hopeful that he has done enough to earn a new deal with Mike McCarthy's team.

"People know what I can do. I'm excited about it," he told the Green Bay Press Gazette. "Like I said, I would love to come back.

"A-Rod's my guy. We've got a great group of receivers and would love to come back and play with those dudes.

"I'm not one of those guys who sits at home and says I'm worth $30, $40 million.

"We'll see what happens when the market comes and guys start making offers -- if they start making offers. We don't even know."

Jones led the NFL with 14 receiving touchdowns in 2012, and it's widely anticipated that with an offseason to rest, he can regain that sort of form, as an explosive catch-and-run threat next year.

However, general manager Ted Thompson will not overspend to keep Jones with the Packers next season, particularly now that Jarret Boykin has emerged as a viable No.3 receiver for the NFC North Division franchise.

"I've been here for seven years, it's not like I've only been here for three years and now I'm a free agent," Jones added. "Shoot, I dang near spent my whole career here, so I would love to finish here.

"We're sitting here talking about free agency. I could be going to Canada, you never know. So we'll see what happens."

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