Myles White loses spot on Packers' roster to James Jones

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the first time in three tries, Myles White survived the final cuts coming out of training camp.

It didn't last long.

Two days after he was seemingly safe on the Green Bay Packers' roster, a source said the team informed him on Monday that he would be released to make room for James Jones, the veteran receiver who agreed to rejoin his old team after a visit on Sunday.

White could not be reached for immediate comment.

He led the Packers with 16 catches for 157 yards in the preseason and also caught a pair of touchdown passes in the preseason finale against the Saints last Thursday that seemed to solidify his spot at the No. 5 receiver.

After that game, White said he felt like he had done enough to earn a roster spot.

"Like I said earlier in the preseason, if they have to cut me, I just want them to have to look the other way if they do it," White said after the game. "And I think that would be the situation if they did."

White, who originally joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2013, was cut coming out of training camp in both 2013 and 2014 and re-signed to the practice squad both times. As a rookie, he was elevated to the 53-man roster in Week 7 and appeared in seven games (with nine catches for 66 yards) before a knee injury ended his season. He then spent the entire season last year on the practice squad.

Because he's not a vested veteran, White will have to clear waivers before the Packers can bring him back to their practice squad for a third season. To this point, there have been eight confirmed signings to the Packers' 10-man practice squad, including one receiver (Jared Abbrederis).

At this point, however, White may choose to seek an opportunity on another team's practice squad if no one claims him.