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James Jones | Wide Receiver | #89

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
College: San Jose State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (78) / GB
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Former Packers and Raiders WR James Jones announced his retirement after nine seasons.
Jones, 33, spent eight of his nine seasons with the Packers with one detour to the Raiders mixed in there. A former third-round pick, Jones caught 51 career touchdowns and had arguably the best overall season of his career in 2015 with Green Bay, which ended up being his final year. He caught 50 balls for a career-best 890 yards (17.8 YPR) and eight scores. He had a 12-touchdown season in 2012 and won a Super Bowl the previous year. Jones had some huge fantasy seasons. Wed, Sep 6, 2017 03:33:00 PM

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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

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

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