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James Jones | Wide Receiver | #89

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
College: San Jose State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (78) / GB
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Free agent James Jones indicates he'd like to play for the 49ers.
"It's just a waiting game for me right now," Jones said Wednesday after being released by the Chargers. "I just want to play football and stay home in the Bay Area." Two teams are located in the Bay -- the Raiders and 49ers. The Raiders aren't an option, but the 49ers might be a fit. The 49ers' wideout depth chart is laughably bad. Jones would probably be their best possession receiver. Aug 31 - 1:46 PM

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Chargers released WR James Jones.

Jones was signed 27 days ago after Stevie Johnson's season-ending knee injury. He was expected to serve as the Bolts' No. 3 receiver, but Jones never got comfortable out west. Tyrell Williams is the overwhelming favorite to be San Diego's third receiver. Jones might get another shot with a different club in-season, but his playing days are numbered at 32 years old. He's been cut by the Chargers, Raiders, and Giants over the last two offseasons.
Aug 29 - 8:20 PM

Chargers signed WR James Jones.

Jones gives the Chargers a veteran presence as Stevie Johnson recovers from a torn meniscus. Jones posted an eye-popping 50/890/8 for the Packers last year, but just two of his scores came after Week 6. There's a reason he was still on the market. Behind Keenan Allen, Danny Woodhead, Antonio Gates, Travis Benjamin, and Melvin Gordon in the race for touches, Jones won't have fantasy value in San Diego.
Aug 2 - 3:57 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent WR James Jones is visiting the Chargers Tuesday.

Despite leading the Packers in receiving a year ago, Jones has not received much interest to this point. With Stevie Johnson (torn meniscus) on the shelf for perhaps the entire season, it makes sense for the Chargers to bring in some veteran help. Jones is well past his prime, however, and would not be guaranteed to beat out Tyrell Williams or Dontrelle Inman if he signs.
Aug 2 - 7:44 AM

Free agent James Jones said he's surprised he's still without a team.

"I did not expect to still be sitting here without a job," Jones said. "Came off a productive year with the Packers." Jones turned 32 in March and expected to be back with Green Bay, but the Packers are moving on with their younger group. Jones should get a look at some point this summer when injuries hit.
Jun 1 - 1:15 PM

The Packers have informed the player rep for free agent James Jones that they have "no interest" in re-signing him.

"They're going to go with the young guys," agent Frank Bauer said. Jones put up decent-looking numbers on paper (50-890-8) last season, but he was entirely a product of Aaron Rodgers' ability to make improvisational, "off-schedule" plays. With Jordy Nelson (ACL) back and Randall Cobb likely to play better, the Packers will aim for a more on-schedule, structured offense in 2016.
Mar 21 - 4:47 PM

An unnamed NFL executive said free agent WR James Jones "won't have much of a market."

Jones returned from a year in the wilderness known as Oakland to catch eight touchdown passes for the Packers last season, but the numbers greatly overstate how effective he was on the field. Jones looked as slow and plodding as he did with the Raiders, and it speaks volumes the Packers are willing to move on again. The plays he made routinely occurred off improvisation with Aaron Rodgers, not because Jones was getting open. Jones is "only" 31, but he is nearing the end.
Mar 10 - 9:49 AM

Free agent James Jones will continue his playing career.

Turning 32 later this month, Jones faded badly down the stretch last season, but believes he can play three more years. That's unlikely, but he should be a veteran flier for the back end of someone's receiver corps.
Mar 7 - 3:05 PM

Free agent James Jones expects to hit the open market.

Jones wants to finish his career in Green Bay, but has yet to receive an offer. "I was hoping to be back, but I don't know what's going to happen," said Jones. "I would love to finish there, but it’s a crazy business. It looks like I'm going to hit the open market again."
Mar 5 - 5:25 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects the Packers to move on from free agent James Jones.

Beat writer Rob Reischel believes the Packers "figure to go with younger players" at wide receiver, parting with 32-year-old (in March) Jones. Although Jones was Aaron Rodgers' most reliable 2015 target, his separation skills were clearly lacking and Jones rarely makes plays after the catch. The Packers will welcome back Jordy Nelson (ACL) and Randall Cobb while Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis, Davante Adams, and Ty Montgomery vie for complementary roles.
Feb 3 - 11:52 PM

Free agent James Jones hopes to re-sign with the Packers.

"I would love to finish my career here," he said. "But I said that last time, so ... It’s a crazy business. We’ll see what happens." Turning 32 in March, Jones caught eight touchdown passes in 2015 but was frequently taken out of games by good cornerback play and would be better utilized in a complementary role. If he does re-up, Jones' usage should be scaled back significantly.
Jan 18 - 5:04 PM

James Jones did not catch either of his two targets in the Packers' Divisional Round loss to the Cardinals.

Jones was completely shut down by Patrick Peterson's shadow coverage. His second target likely would have been a fourth-down conversion, but Aaron Rodgers skipped him the pass. A savvy signing in the preseason, Jones caught 50-of-99 targets for 890 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season. Despite the decent stat line, Jones' large offensive role illustrated the lack of useful weapons in Green Bay's passing game. An unrestricted free agent, Jones will hopefully be no better than the No. 4 receiver next season if he is brought back.
Jan 17 - 1:12 AM

James Jones caught 7-of-11 targets for 81 yards in the Packers' Wild Card win over the Redskins.

Jones predictably struggled to get separation on the outside against Redskins LCB Bashaud Breeland and rookie RCB Quinton Dunbar, but still came down with several critical short catches in heavy traffic. The 32-year-old receiver (in March) did get free deep down the middle in the second quarter, beating slot CB Will Blackmon for a gain of 34. Jones continued to lead the Packers in targets, which he's done regularly down the stretch. Jones can expect a lot of Patrick Peterson when Green Bay visits the desert for the Divisional Round.
Jan 10 - 8:18 PM

James Jones caught 4-of-13 targets for 102 yards in the Packers' Sunday night Week 17 loss to the Vikings.

Jones was held in check for most of the night, with the majority of his yards coming in the fourth quarter. He continued to outplay Davante Adams and Randall Cobb, but was targeted on Aaron Rodgers's game-sealing interception. Jones led the Packers in yards (890) and touchdowns (8) this year despite not signing until late in the preseason. He'll be one of the top DFS plays for the Wild Card Round.
Jan 4 - 12:54 AM

James Jones caught 5-of-11 targets for 46 yards in the Packers' Week 16 loss to the Cardinals.

He continues to be the only Green Bay receiver worth his salt. Jones' 11 targets were easily a team-high, while the catches and yards also led the team in the 38-8 rout. Jones added a two-point conversion following a 28-yard touchdown catch-and-run by Eddie Lacy. Jones will be the only Packers' receiver worth considering Week 17 against the Vikings.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:12:00 PM

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7Brad Sorensen
8Mike Bercovici
9Tim Tebow
10Bryan Bennett
11G.J. Kinne
12Alex Tanney
13Sean Renfree
14B.J. Daniels
15Johnny Manziel
16Brandon Doughty
17Jerrod Johnson
18R.J. Archer
19Josh Woodrum
20Marquise Williams
21Max Wittek
22Joe Licata
23Garrett Gilbert
24Dustin Vaughan
25Dylan Thompson
26Cody Fajardo
27Shane Carden
28Griffin Neal
29Jerry Lovelocke
30Chase Rettig
31Chandler Harnish
32McLeod Bethel-Thompson
33Matt Blanchard
34Dan LeFevour
35Austin Trainor
36Pat Devlin
37Jake Waters
38Dalyn Williams
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Terron Ward
4Toby Gerhart
5Dreamius Smith
6Alonzo Harris
7LaMichael James
8C.J. Spiller
9Brandon Burks
10Jhurell Pressley
11Dominique Williams
12Brandon Wilds
13Stephen Houston
14Andre Williams
15Brandon Wegher
16Anthony Dixon
17Brandon Ross
18Don Jackson
19Josh Harris
20Zac Stacy
21Kerwynn Williams
22Storm Johnson
23Jahwan Edwards
24Darrin Reaves
25Jerome Smith
26Brandon Brown-Dukes
27Kenneth Harper
28Jawon Chisholm
29Bronson Hill
30Dan Herron
31Ross Scheuerman
32Senorise Perry
33Karlos Williams
34Antone Smith
35Joe Banyard
36Michael Dyer
37Jeremy Stewart
38Stevan Ridley
39LaVance Taylor
40Keshawn Hill
GLB1Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1Paul Lasike
2Erik Lorig
3Emil Igwenagu
4Jorvorskie Lane
5Marcel Reece
6James Casey
7Darrel Young
8Julian Howsare
9Henry Hynoski
10Joe Don Duncan
11Tommy Bohanon
12Ryan Mueller
13Derrick Coleman
14Glenn Gronkowski
15Patrick Skov
16Soma Vainuku
17Jordan Campbell
18Sam Bergen
19Trey Millard
20Brad Smelley
21Chris Swain
22Alstevis Squirewell
23John Conner
24Zach Boren
25Kiero Small
26J.C. Copeland
27Joey Iosefa
28Blake Renaud
29Sione Houma
30Juwan Thompson
WR11Jerome Simpson
2Greg Jennings
3Marques Colston
4Dwayne Bowe
5James Jones
6Preston Parker
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9Jeremy Ross
10Rueben Randle
11Rasheed Bailey
12Cayleb Jones
13Kyle Prater
14Hakeem Nicks
15Josh Morgan
16Jacoby Ford
17Tyler Davis
18Douglas McNeil
19Miles Austin
20Kain Colter
21DeAndre Reaves
22Geronimo Allison
23Armon Binns
24Carlton Mitchell
25Nick Harwell
26Reggie Dunn
27Reggie Diggs
28Tony Washington
29Jake Kumerow
30Rodney Smith
31Hunter Sharp
32LaRon Byrd
33Terrell Sinkfield
34Corey Washington
35Tevin Reese
36Issac Blakeney
37Joshua Stangby
38Jared Dangerfield
39Andrew Turzilli
40Zach D'Orazio
41Kenzel Doe
42Kenny Lawler
43Bralon Addison
44Jaxon Shipley
45Robert Herron
46Ricky Collins
47T.J. Graham
48Damaris Johnson
49Nate Washington
50Josh Lenz
51Solomon Patton
52Rashad Lawrence
53Damian Williams
54Marlon Moore
55Travis Labhart
56Donatella Luckett
57Josh Stewart
58Jarrett Boykin
59Lance Lewis
60Joseph Anderson
61Josh Harper
62Shaq Evans
63Tyler Murphy
64Marquez Clark
65Quinshad Davis
66Marcus Tucker
67Rashaun Simonise
68Reece Horn
69Devin Lucien
70Chandler Worthy
71David Porter
72Duke Williams
73Richard Mullaney
74L'Damian Washington
75Tyler McDonald
76Ezell Ruffin
77Jeff Beathard
78DaVaris Daniels
79Jamel Johnson
WR21Roddy White
2Brian Hartline
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Denarius Moore
6Chris Givens
7Marcus Thigpen
8Emory Blake
9A.J. Jenkins
10Matt Hazel
11Jonathan Krause
12R.J. Harris
13Austin Pettis
14Ryan Broyles
15Ryan Whalen
16Joe Morgan
17Kevin Smith
18DeMarcus Ayers
19Kalif Raymond
20Jacoby Jones
21Onterio McCalebb
22Nathan Palmer
23Bryan Walters
24Jaydon Mickens
25Andy Jones
26DeVier Posey
27Andre Debose
28Tandon Doss
29Mike Brown
30Shakim Phillips
31Frankie Hammond
32Devante Davis
33Devon Wylie
34Jimmie Hunt
35Mike Williams
36Shane Wynn
37Marvin Hall
38Jay Lee
39Reggie Bell
40Brandon Shippen
41Valdez Showers
42DeAndre Carter
43Phil Bates
44Amir Carlisle
45Mekale McKay
46Milton Williams III
47Michael Preston
48Paul McRoberts
49Max McCaffrey
50Antwan Goodley
51Isiah Ferguson
52Daniel Rodriguez
53A.J. Cruz
54James Butler
55Anthony Dable
56Marquis Bundy
57Marcus Harris
58Clyde Gates
59Ryan Lankford
60Kadron Boone
61Myles White
62Juron Criner
63Saalim Hakim
64Kashif Moore
65Kenbrell Thompkins
66Titus Davis
67Andre Davis
68Demetrius Wilson
69Josh Reese
70DiAndre Campbell
71Trevor Harman
72Stephen Hill
73Jarvis Turner
74T.J. Thorpe
75Michael Bennett
76Paul Browning
77Austin Willis
78Kieran Duncan
79Durron Neal
80David Glidden
81Tom Nelson
82Leonard Hankerson
83Tevin Jones
84Chris King
85Trindon Holliday
86Cobi Hamilton
87Marken Michel
88Christion Jones
89Levi Norwood
90Ed Williams
91Danny Anthrop
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Chris Givens
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Zach Sudfeld
5Dante Rosario
6Tony Moeaki
7Greg Scruggs
8Mickey Shuler
9Michael Cooper
10Beau Gardner
11Matthew Mulligan
12Kyle Miller
13Matt Spaeth
14Andrew Quarless
15E.J. Bibbs
16Nic Jacobs
17Chase Ford
18Bruce Miller
19Nick Kasa
20Chase Dixon
21Richard Gordon
22Rob Housler
23Brian Parker
24Justice Cunningham
25Ryan Malleck
26Ryan O'Malley
27David Paulson
28Steve Maneri
29Cameron Clear
30Casey Pierce
31Mike McFarland
32Thomas Duarte
33Beau Sandland
34Henry Krieger-Coble
35D.J. Williams
36Chris Pantale
37Rob Blanchflower
38Jacob Maxwell
39Chase Coffman
40Anthony Denham
41Jake Murphy
42Rory Anderson
43Gerald Christian
44Ryan Taylor
45Konrad Reuland
46Brett Brackett
47Michael Egnew
48Adrien Robinson
49Jay Rome
50Kivon Cartwright
51Jake McGee
52John Peters
53Tim Semisch
54J.P. Holtz
55Bryce Williams
56Braxton Deaver
57M.J. McFarland
58Clayton Echard
59Kevin Greene
60Brandon Barden
61Gerell Robinson
62Jack Tabb
63Jordan Thompson
64Dominique Jones
65Arthur Lynch
66Dan Light
LT1Tyson Chandler
2Kyle Roberts
3Takoby Cofield
4Micah Hatchie
5Jason Fox
6Rob Crisp
7Colin Kelly
8Pierce Burton
9Eugene Monroe
10Charles Brown
11Cameron Bradfield
12Reid Fragel
13Carter Bykowski
14Andrew McDonald
15Justin Renfrow
16David Foucault
17Cody Booth
18David Hedelin
19Taylor Fallin
20Tyler Johnstone
21Matt Feiler
22John Weidenaar
23Vince Kowalski
24Cameron Jefferson
25Lars Hanson
26Garry Williams
27Jake Long
28Jordan Swindle
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Josh James
3David Arkin
4Edawn Coughman
5Martin Wallace
6Ben Heenan
7Jeremiah Poutasi
8Antoine Everett
9Cornelius Edison
10Clay DeBord
11Cyril Richardson
12Jamil Douglas
13Mackenzy Bernadeau
14Collin Rahrig
15Vi Teofilo
16Jake Bernstein
17Darren Keyton
18Alex Cooper
19Chris Barker
20Arturo Uzdavinis
21Adrian Bellard
22Tanner Hawkinson
23Lene Maiava
24Jamison Lalk
25Austin Shepherd
26Jesse Davis
27Brian Folkerts
28Matthew Masifilo
29Oni Omoile
30Al Bond
31Isiah Cage
32Garrick Mayweather
33Kaleb Eulls
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2Marcus Henry
3Fernando Velasco
4Jacques McClendon
5Drew Nowak
6Garth Gerhart
7Jack Allen
8Dillon Day
9Manuel Ramirez
10Sam Brenner
11Josh LeRibeus
12Mitchell Bell
13Julian Vandervelde
14Braxston Cave
15Robert Kugler
16Jake Brendel
17Trevor Robinson
18James Stone
19Reese Dismukes
20Kyle Friend
21Taylor Boggs
22Dillon Farrell
23Barrett Jones
24Dalton Freeman
25Ian Silberman
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27Mike Matthews
28Ben Clarke
29Ross Burbank
30Brian De La Puente
31Quinton Schooley
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Todd Herremans
3Garrett Gilkey
4Cyril Lemon
5Leon Brown
6Ryan Seymour
7Jared Smith
8Lawrence Okoye
9Will Pericak
10Andrew Gardner
11Paul Fanaika
12Darrell Greene
13Kitt O'Brien
14Amini Silatolu
15Vlad Ducasse
16Geoff Schwartz
17Khalif Barnes
18Nick Becton
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20Alex Balducci
21Trip Thurman
22Shahbaz Ahmed
23Kadeem Edwards
24Antoine McClain
25Karim Barton
26Brett Boyko
27Malcolm Bunche
28Adam Replogle
29Ryker Mathews
30Boston Stiverson
31Zach Sterup
32Denver Kirkland
33Terran Vaughn
34Donovan Williams
35Michael Liedtke
36Jarvis Harrison
37Matt Rotheram
38Mike McQueen
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3Avery Young
4Sam Young
5Erik Pears
6Tayo Fabuluje
7Keavon Milton
8Adrian Bellard
9Jeff Adams
10Mitchell Van Dyk
11Bryce Harris
12William Poehls
13John Kling
14Nick Ritcher
15Patrick Miller
16Lamar Holmes
17Luke Marquardt
18Zeth Ramsay
19Marquis Lucas
20Justin Murray
21Ryan Mack
22Aaron Epps
23Torian White
24Kona Schwenke
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2Josh Scobee
3Travis Coons
4Robbie Gould
5Carey Spear
6Billy Cundiff
7Jaden Oberkrom
8Nick Rose
9Marshall Koehn
10John Lunsford
11Ross Martin
12Ka'imi Fairbairn
13Giorgio Tavecchio
14Mike Meyer
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18Marshall Morgan
19Shaun Suisham
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21Randy Bullock
22Brandon Bogotay
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24Kyle Brindza
25Taylor Bertolet
26Brad Craddock
27Aldrick Rosas
28Devon Bell
29Jonathan Brown
30Tom Obarski
31Ty Long