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Jones, Dillon believe they can give Packers potent RB tandem

Both have plenty of motivation.
FILE -  At left, in a Dec. 27, 2020, file photo, Green Bay Packers' A.J. Dillon (28) runs for a...
FILE - At left, in a Dec. 27, 2020, file photo, Green Bay Packers' A.J. Dillon (28) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Green Bay, Wis. At right, in a Dec. 19, 2020, file photo, Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) runs during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Green Bay, Wis. Dillon says he and Jones could form the NFL’s best running-back duo. (AP Photo/File)(AP)
Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 5:23 PM CDT
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(AP) - Green Bay’s Aaron Jones has a new running mate in the backfield now that Jamaal Williams has left for the Detroit Lions.

A.J. Dillon believes the Packers won’t miss a beat. The 2020 second-round pick from Boston College says he thinks that “we can be the best running back tandem in the NFL.” Both have plenty of motivation.

Jones lost his father this year and plans to dedicate the rest of his career to him.

Dillon is looking to make the most of an expanded role after a difficult rookie season that included a stint on the COVID-19 reserve list.

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