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James Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
College: San Jose State
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James Jones (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice.
Randall Cobb (shoulder) was also limited. Both will play Sunday against the Rams. With Davante Adams sidelined by an ankle injury, Jones has averaged a remarkable 118.5 yards per game over his last two contests. Oct 8 - 4:44 PM

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James Jones (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Week 4 was Jones' first game without a touchdown catch this season, though he still posted a 5-96 line on six targets. He'll be fine for the Week 5 tilt with the Rams, but is more of a WR3 against St. Louis' stingier pass defense.
Oct 7 - 4:37 PM

James Jones caught 5-of-6 targets for 96 yards in the Packers' Week 4 win over the 49ers.

Jones was the Packers' leading receiver on a day where Randall Cobb appeared bothered by his troublesome shoulder. Although he didn't score, Jones made an unreal catch in the third quarter, hauling in a 38-yard pass down the left sideline by displaying amazing feet. Reunited with Aaron Rodgers, it's like Jones' dismal 2014 in Oakland never happened. The 31-year-old wideout is on course for 68/1,268/16. We'd expect the latter two paces to slacken, but Jones is firmly on the WR2 radar for the time being. He's moving ahead of Davante Adams on the depth chart.
Oct 4 - 7:57 PM

James Jones caught 7-of-8 targets for 139 yards and one touchdown in the Packers' Week 3 win over the Chiefs on Monday night.

It was Jones' fourth touchdown of the young season. With Davante Adams re-injuring his ankle on the third play of the game, Jones was left as the clear No. 2 receiver to Randall Cobb on a night Aaron Rodgers did whatever he wanted, throwing five touchdowns to zero interceptions. Jones beat fill-in RCB Marcus Cooper for his 27-yard touchdown, while his 52-yard gain set up one of Cobb's three scores on the very next play. Jones is a reliable WR3 week-to-week in this high-octane attack. He has another fine matchup next week in San Francisco.
Sep 29 - 12:55 AM

James Jones managed one catch for a 29-yard touchdown in the Packers' Week 2 win over Seattle.

Jones beat Richard Sherman for his touchdown on the Packers first drive. He was targeted only three times, but had a second touchdown overturned. With Davante Adams dealing with an ankle injury, Jones should continue to see an expanded red-zone role. Jones will be a WR3/FLEX against Kansas City in Week 3.
Sep 21 - 12:57 AM

James Jones caught 4-of-4 targets for 51 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' Week 1 win over the Bears.

Back from the grave, Jones was the clear No. 3 receiver for the Packers, well ahead of rookie Ty Montgomery and second-year WR Jeff Janis. The latter two can safely be dropped for the time being in redraft leagues. Just like he was in his previous stint with the Packers, Jones was a red-zone maven, scoring touchdowns from 13 yards and one yard. He beat Bears RCB Alan Ball for both scores. With Jones having a cemented role on offense, he has WR3 value, especially in touchdown-heavy formats. Seattle comes to Green Bay Week 2.
Sep 13 - 5:06 PM

James Jones is listed with the second-team offense on the Packers' official depth chart.

It appears Jones' path to No. 3 duties will be smooth. Although he's listed alongside Ty Montgomery, Jones is already ahead of Jeff Janis. Montgomery is more of a gadget type, while Jones has a long history of catching passes from Aaron Rodgers. Jones isn't yet in the WR4 mix from a fantasy perspective.
Sep 8 - 6:13 PM

Packers signed WR James Jones, formerly of the Giants.

Jones, 31, spent 2014 primarily operating as the Raiders' slot receiver. He caught 73 balls for 666 yards and six touchdowns, averaging an anemic 9.1 yards per catch. Jones had a cup of coffee in Giants camp, but was a part of New York's final cuts. Familiar with the offense and trusted by Aaron Rodgers, Jones will likely take over as the Packers' No. 3 receiver in short order, ousting Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis. Jones should be added in 12- and 14-team fantasy leagues as a WR5 who could push for WR3 stats.
Sep 6 - 5:08 PM

Free agent WR James Jones is visiting the Packers on Sunday.

The Packers know Jones better than any team in the league, so a visit could quickly turn into a signing. The Pack clearly aren't comfortable heading into the season with just Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis behind Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Jones' game is in steep decline, but he's always had a nice chemistry with Aaron Rodgers. He wouldn't be on the WR3 radar, but could definitely help the Pack.
Sep 6 - 2:35 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein reported the Packers have had discussions with free agent WR James Jones' agent.

The Packers links were inevitable once Jones was cut, but it is not a certainty Green Bay actually wants the 31-year-old receiver. If Jones is brought in, he would almost certainly take snaps away from higher-upside options Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis. This could just be an agent-driven rumor.
Sep 6 - 2:12 PM

Giants released WR James Jones.

Jones was brought in as veteran help in July, but he was unable to beat out Corey Washington and rookie Geremy Davis. Jones should be heavily linked to the Packers following his release. Jones spent his first seven seasons in Green Bay, and the Packers are in desperate need of veteran depth.
Sep 5 - 10:40 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger now has WR James Jones making the final roster.

Jordan Raanan left Jones off his 53-man projection last week, but he said Jones proved "there was something left in those legs" over the last week. Jones caught five passes for 83 yards in the second preseason game.
Aug 25 - 1:44 PM believes James Jones "has a good chance" to open the season as the No. 4 wideout.

Jones played deep into the second half of the preseason opener, running mostly with the third team. He’s competing with Corey Washington for the final receiver spot. The Newark Star-Ledger doesn’t expect Jones to make the 53-man roster.
Aug 21 - 5:38 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger does not expect WR James Jones to make the Giants' final roster.

"It's between James Jones and Corey Washington right now," Jordan Raanan said, "and Jones is going to need to show more in order to earn a roster spot." Jones played well into the second half in the Giants' first preseason game, a sure sign his position on the final roster is in question. With rookie Geremy Davis surging, Jones' stay in New York might be a short one.
Aug 18 - 10:18 AM

James Jones' one-year deal with the Giants is worth just $950,000.

His base salary is $870,000 with a $30,000 signing bonus, and a $50,000 roster bonus if Jones makes the Giants' 53-man roster. Although the anti-Rueben Randle crowd has suggested Jones could be a threat to Randle's playing time, it's quite clear Jones is actually just competing for a roster spot in New York.
Aug 5 - 3:05 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Scott Tolzien
3Brett Hundley
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3Alonzo Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
2Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Randall Cobb
2Ty Montgomery
3Jeff Janis
WR21Davante Adams
2James Jones
3Jared Abbrederis
WR31James Jones
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Kennard Backman
LT1David Bakhtiari
LG1Josh Sitton
2Lane Taylor
C1Corey Linsley
2J.C. Tretter
RG1T.J. Lang
2Josh Walker
RT1Don Barclay
2Bryan Bulaga
K1Mason Crosby