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James Jones | Wide Receiver | #89

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
College: San Jose State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (78) / GB
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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

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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

James Jones caught 6-of-9 targets for 82 yards and one touchdown in the Packers' 30-20, Week 15 win over the Raiders.

He was non-existent in the first half, but Aaron Rodgers made a point to get Jones the ball in the second half, particularly the third quarter. Playing against the team that released him in the offseason, Jones ran right down the right sideline uncovered for a 30-yard touchdown on a busted coverage. He had a second touchdown called back in the fourth quarter on an offensive pass interference, one of two OPI penalties Jones took in the game. The score was Jones' eighth of the season and first since Week 11. He'll be a tough sell as a WR3 next week against Arizona.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:00:00 PM

James Jones caught 4-of-7 targets for 49 yards in the Packers' Week 14 win over the Cowboys.

With coach Mike McCarthy calling the plays, Jones caught his second most passes since Week 4. Even in a nice Week 15 matchup with the Raiders — which happens to be a #RevengeGame for Jones — he won't be a realistic WR4 for the second week of the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:26:00 PM

James Jones caught 1-of-3 targets for 19 yards in Green Bay's Week 13 win over the Lions.

Jones got off to a scorching start this season, but finds himself on pace for just 41/815/9 with four weeks to go. Held to one catch or fewer in four of his past six games, all three totals are going to be hard to hit. Jones will be a desperation WR4 against the Cowboys in Week 14.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 12:36:00 AM

James Jones was held without a catch on six targets in the Packers' Week 12 loss to the Bears.

Jones has gained a reputation for streakiness and he lived up to it on Thursday night. A week after leading the team with 109 yards on six catches, Jones put up a goose egg while letting the game-winning touchdown fall through his fingers. After a hot start, James has come back to Earth with just 13 catches over his last seven games. He’ll be a boom-or-bust WR3 against the Lions in Week 13.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 12:08:00 AM

James Jones caught 6-of-11 targets for 109 yards and a touchdown Week 11 against the Vikings.

After being held without a catch last week, the Packers funneled targets to Jones early. He saw eight targets before halftime, but was only able to haul in three passes for 41 yards. Jones was better in the second half, catching all three of his targets including a 27-yard touchdown strike from Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter. He made a diving catch down the left sideline to set up that touchdown. Jones was creeping close to droppable territory before this performance, but he should return WR3 value the rest of the way with the Packers offense starting to heat up.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 07:50:00 PM

James Jones could not haul in either of his two targets Week 10 against the Lions.

Jones was nonexistent most of the game as Aaron Rodgers peppered Davante Adams with targets. He did have an opportunity to save his fantasy day on a target inside the end zone, but he dropped the touchdown. The target-Adams plan failed miserably, so perhaps Jones will be more involved against the Vikings next week. He will be a low-floor WR3 in that matchup.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 05:59:00 PM

James Jones (quad) is probable for Week 10.

Jones was added to the injury report Thursday, but got in two limited practices. He has just eight targets over the last two weeks with Davante Adams healthy. Jones is a boom-or-bust WR3.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 04:51:00 PM

James Jones was added to the Packers' injury report on Thursday with a quad issue, getting in a limited practice.

Jones apparently tweaked his leg in practice. For now, the boom-or-bust WR3 should be considered questionable for Sunday's home matchup with the Lions. His status will be updated on Friday.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 04:50:00 PM

James Jones caught 2-of-6 targets for 57 yards in Green Bay's Week 9 loss to the Panthers.

The six targets were actually the most Jones has seen in four games, but were good for only fifth on the team. Jones got off to a sizzling start, but his star has dimmed with Davante Adams' healthy return. Jones is on pace for 44/966/12, but those yardage and touchdown totals could be hard to reach. Jones has settled in as a boom-or-bust WR3.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Ryan Williams
RB1Eddie Lacy
2John Crockett
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2John Crockett
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2John Crockett
FB1John Kuhn
2Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jeff Janis
3Ty Montgomery
4Jamel Johnson
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Jared Abbrederis
4Ed Williams
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Justin Perillo
3Kennard Backman
4Mitchell Henry
LT1David Bakhtiari
LG1Josh Sitton
2Lane Taylor
3Matt Rotheram
C1Corey Linsley
2J.C. Tretter
RG1T.J. Lang
2Josh Walker
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Jeremy Vujnovich