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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. Wed, Aug 31, 2016 01:46:00 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.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 08:20:00 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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 03:57:00 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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 07:44:00 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.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 01:15:00 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.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 04:47:00 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.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 09:49:00 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.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 03:05:00 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."
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 05:25:00 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.
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 11:52:00 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.
Mon, Jan 18, 2016 05:04:00 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.
Sun, Jan 17, 2016 01:12:00 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.
Sun, Jan 10, 2016 08:18:00 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.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 12:54:00 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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QB1Ryan Lindley
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Josh McCown
5Bryan Bennett
6G.J. Kinne
7Austin Davis
8Johnny Manziel
9Charlie Whitehurst
10Jerrod Johnson
11Ryan Williams
12Seth Lobato
13Tim Tebow
14Brad Sorensen
15Pat Devlin
16Matt Blanchard
17Dan LeFevour
18Austin Trainor
19McLeod Bethel-Thompson
20R.J. Archer
21Dylan Thompson
22Cody Fajardo
23Shane Carden
24Griffin Neal
25Marquise Williams
26Max Wittek
27Joe Licata
28Jerry Lovelocke
29Chase Rettig
30Chandler Harnish
31Dalyn Williams
32Jake Waters
RB1James Starks
2Joseph Randle
3Rashad Jennings
4Dominique Williams
5Joique Bell
6Toby Gerhart
7Jhurell Pressley
8C.J. Spiller
9Alonzo Harris
10LaMichael James
11Anthony Dixon
12Zac Stacy
13Brandon Ross
14Josh Harris
15Stevan Ridley
16Keshawn Hill
17LaVance Taylor
18Jahwan Edwards
19Ross Scheuerman
20Kenneth Harper
21Jawon Chisholm
22Jerome Smith
23Isaiah Pead
24Dan Herron
25Michael Dyer
26Jeremy Stewart
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Mike Tolbert
3Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2Rashad Jennings
3James Starks
FB1Henry Hynoski
2Erik Lorig
3Emil Igwenagu
4Jorvorskie Lane
5Mike Tolbert
6James Casey
7Joe Don Duncan
8Ryan Mueller
9Derrick Coleman
10Tommy Bohanon
11Patrick Skov
12Soma Vainuku
13Jordan Campbell
14John Conner
15Zach Boren
16Kiero Small
17J.C. Copeland
18Joey Iosefa
19Blake Renaud
20Alstevis Squirewell
21Sam Bergen
22Nikita Whitlock
23Brad Smelley
24Sione Houma
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Jerome Simpson
4Tyler Davis
5Hakeem Nicks
6Douglas McNeil
7Kyle Prater
8Josh Morgan
9Jacoby Ford
10Dwayne Bowe
11James Jones
12Preston Parker
13Greg Little
14Kris Durham
15Greg Salas
16Keshawn Martin
17Miles Austin
18Kain Colter
19DeAndre Reaves
20Nick Harwell
21Reggie Dunn
22Armon Binns
23Carlton Mitchell
24Ben Edwards
25T.J. Graham
26Damaris Johnson
27Damian Williams
28Nate Washington
29Josh Lenz
30Robert Herron
31Solomon Patton
32Ricky Collins
33Jaxon Shipley
34Joshua Stangby
35Zach D'Orazio
36Kenzel Doe
37Jared Dangerfield
38Tevin Reese
39Issac Blakeney
40Terrell Sinkfield
41Richard Mullaney
42Duke Williams
43Quinshad Davis
44Rashaun Simonise
45Reece Horn
46Chandler Worthy
47David Porter
48L'Damian Washington
49Tyler Murphy
50Marquez Clark
51Josh Harper
52Travis Labhart
53Donatella Luckett
54Josh Stewart
55Marlon Moore
56Jarrett Boykin
57Lance Lewis
58Joseph Anderson
59DaVaris Daniels
60Tyler McDonald
61Ezell Ruffin
62Jeff Beathard
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Victor Cruz
6Denarius Moore
7Chris Givens
8Marcus Thigpen
9A.J. Jenkins
10Griff Whalen
11Kevin Smith
12R.J. Harris
13Ryan Whalen
14Joe Morgan
15Austin Pettis
16Jacoby Jones
17Onterio McCalebb
18Ryan Broyles
19Emory Blake
20Nathan Palmer
21Andre Debose
22Shakim Phillips
23Tandon Doss
24Mike Brown
25DeVier Posey
26Devante Davis
27Jimmie Hunt
28Devon Wylie
29Jay Lee
30Mike Williams
31Reggie Bell
32Amir Carlisle
33DeAndre Carter
34Phil Bates
35Valdez Showers
36Kadron Boone
37Ryan Lankford
38Isiah Ferguson
39Daniel Rodriguez
40A.J. Cruz
41James Butler
42Milton Williams III
43Michael Preston
44Clyde Gates
45Marcus Harris
46Tom Nelson
47Leonard Hankerson
48Titus Davis
49Andre Davis
50Demetrius Wilson
51Josh Reese
52DiAndre Campbell
53Trevor Harman
54Kashif Moore
55Kenbrell Thompkins
56Saalim Hakim
57Juron Criner
58Stephen Hill
59Trindon Holliday
60Durron Neal
61David Glidden
62Kieran Duncan
63Jarvis Turner
64T.J. Thorpe
65Michael Bennett
66Paul Browning
67Austin Willis
68Chris King
69Levi Norwood
70Ed Williams
71Danny Anthrop
72Marken Michel
73Christion Jones
WR31Riley Cooper
2Victor Cruz
3Marques Colston
4Chris Givens
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Zach Sudfeld
6Tony Moeaki
7Mickey Shuler
8Beau Gardner
9Michael Cooper
10Matt Spaeth
11Andrew Quarless
12Kyle Miller
13Nic Jacobs
14Chase Ford
15Bruce Miller
16Richard Gordon
17Nick Kasa
18Chase Dixon
19Brian Parker
20Orson Charles
21David Paulson
22Cameron Clear
23Justice Cunningham
24Ryan Malleck
25Steve Maneri
26Casey Pierce
27Mike McFarland
28Chase Coffman
29D.J. Williams
30Rob Blanchflower
31Jacob Maxwell
32Jake Murphy
33Rory Anderson
34Ryan Taylor
35Konrad Reuland
36Brett Brackett
37Michael Egnew
38Adrien Robinson
39John Peters
40Jay Rome
41Braxton Deaver
42M.J. McFarland
43Clayton Echard
44Kevin Greene
45Brandon Barden
46Gerell Robinson
47Arthur Lynch
48Dan Light
49Jack Tabb
50Jordan Thompson
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2Ryan Clady
3Eugene Monroe
4Charles Brown
5Cameron Bradfield
6Rob Crisp
7Takoby Cofield
8Micah Hatchie
9Jason Fox
10Kyle Roberts
11Tyson Chandler
12Lars Hanson
13Garry Williams
14Vince Kowalski
15David Hedelin
16Taylor Fallin
17John Weidenaar
18Cameron Jefferson
19Andrew McDonald
20Cody Booth
21Justin Renfrow
22David Foucault
23Jordan Swindle
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Ben Heenan
3Antoine Everett
4Edawn Coughman
5Mackenzy Bernadeau
6Jake Bernstein
7Collin Rahrig
8Vi Teofilo
9Darren Keyton
10Tanner Hawkinson
11Adrian Bellard
12Chris Watt
13Brian Folkerts
14Matthew Masifilo
15Lene Maiava
16Jamison Lalk
17Al Bond
18Alex Cooper
19Garrick Mayweather
C1Marcus Henry
2Fernando Velasco
3Jacques McClendon
4Drew Nowak
5Garth Gerhart
6Manuel Ramirez
7Julian Vandervelde
8Mitchell Bell
9Braxston Cave
10Robert Kugler
11Barrett Jones
12Dalton Freeman
13Ben Clarke
14Brian De La Puente
15Dillon Farrell
16Reese Dismukes
17Quinton Schooley
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2Brandon Fusco
3Louis Vasquez
4Geoff Schwartz
5Cyril Lemon
6Garrett Gilkey
7Darrion Weems
8Jared Smith
9Leon Brown
10Paul Fanaika
11Kitt O'Brien
12Shahbaz Ahmed
13Trip Thurman
14Antoine McClain
15Ryker Mathews
16Boston Stiverson
17Terran Vaughn
18Donovan Williams
19Adam Replogle
20Malcolm Bunche
21Mike McQueen
RT1J'Marcus Webb
2Khalif Barnes
3Bryce Harris
4Mitchell Van Dyk
5Erik Pears
6Tayo Fabuluje
7Adrian Bellard
8John Kling
9Nick Ritcher
10Patrick Miller
11Darryl Baldwin
12Lamar Holmes
13Luke Marquardt
14Kona Schwenke
15Zeth Ramsay
16Ryan Mack
17Torian White
K1Josh Scobee
2Mike Nugent
3Travis Coons
4Josh Brown
5Carey Spear
6Billy Cundiff
7Jaden Oberkrom
8Shaun Suisham
9Brandon Bogotay
10Zach Hocker
11Kyle Brindza
12Taylor Bertolet
13Brad Craddock
14Shayne Graham
15Andrew Furney
16Justin Manton
17Corey Acosta
18Giorgio Tavecchio
19Marshall Morgan
20Tom Obarski
21Ty Long