Aaron Jones' new uniform is custom designed to protect his father's ashes

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By , Audacy Sports

Packers running back Aaron Jones made headlines two weeks ago when he lost a pendant carrying his late father's ashes during a Monday Night Football game.

Thankfully the bauble and Jones' father's ashen remains were recovered, but in the meantime the Packers' team managers seem to have come up with a way to prevent any further such incidents.

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Jones now has a pocket sewed into the interior of his jersey, which will house the ashes, he revealed to reporters on Friday.

"He put a pocket right on the left side," Jones said of longtime Packers equipment manager Gordon Batty, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. "So, I can just drop it in there without having to worry about it falling out, so I can just play with it."

Jones' father, Alvin, passed away in June at age 56 due to Covid complications.

The Packers star took to wearing his father's ashes in the necklace as a tribute to the man he called "the greatest I've ever encountered" in a tribute piece published by the Players' Tribune.

The Packers had a sizable search party scouring the turf at Lambeau Field after the necklace was lost, and it was later recovered by a member of the grounds crew.

The incident came during the Packers' home opener against the Lions, in which Jones scored four touchdowns -- three through the air and one on the ground.

The Packers have won two in a row -- over the Lions and 49ers -- after getting blown out by the New Orleans Saints in their season opener.

The Packers host the Steelers in Week 4.

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