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James Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
College: San Jose State
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Free agent WR James Jones mentioned the Chiefs, Giants, Jaguars, and Seahawks as teams that "fit me."
The Chiefs, Giants, and Seahawks had already been linked to Jones. The Jags would be an interesting fit, as they've seemingly been interested in adding a veteran receiver all offseason, first targeting Randall Cobb before making a run at Greg Jennings. Jones played for new Jaguars OC Greg Olson last year. Jun 12 - 12:13 PM

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The player rep for free agent WR James Jones said the Chiefs, Giants and Seahawks made preliminary inquiries in May.

We haven't heard about any formal visits for Jones since he was released immediately following the draft. He's still just 31 years old, but was never able to cleanly separate and only became a "thing" because of Aaron Rodgers. We're still not certain Jones will even get a shot to prove himself at a training camp, but he wants one. "I'm not retiring. I still want to play. If you need a receiver, come get me," he said.
Jun 9 - 12:30 PM

Raiders released WR James Jones.

Jones became redundant when the Raiders signed Michael Crabtree, a younger player with similar skills. Jones became expendable when the Raiders drafted Amari Cooper. 31 years old, Jones led Oakland in receptions (73) last season, but averaged a pathetic 9.12 yards per catch. He was a sub-pedestrian slot receiver and has never been an efficient separator on the perimeter. We wouldn't be completely shocked if Jones has played his last NFL down.
May 4 - 1:42 AM

James Jones caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss at Denver.

Jones followed the money to Oakland, who signed him to a $10M contract to be their No. 1 wideout last offseason. He predictably faltered under the weight of an inept organization, finishing with 73 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns while playing in all 16 games. Jones will be back for the second year of his three-year deal, but there's little upside in a 31-year-old (in March) wideout playing in this offense.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:44:00 PM

James Jones caught one pass for a three-yard touchdown in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Bills.

He was targeted five times, but only reeled in the one for the Raiders' first score of the game. Jones was left wide open in the back of the end zone. Jones hasn't eclipsed 57 yards receiving in eight weeks, but has now scored six times. He and Mychal Rivera are favorites of Derek Carr in the red zone. The Raiders travel to Denver to wrap up the season in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:22:00 PM

James Jones caught 8-of-11 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Chiefs.

The touchdown was the garbagiest of all garbage-time touchdowns, but it counts just the same. Jones struggled with drops in the game and lacks the athletic ability to make the after-the-catch plays the Raiders are asking him to make. He is a low-upside WR4 in an anemic offense.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:47:00 PM

James Jones secured 2-of-2 targets for 11 yards in the Raiders' Week 14 win over the 49ers.

Jones has been a low-upside WR4 in PPR leagues all season, and has no value in non-PPR leagues. He's safe to drop during the fantasy football stretch run.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:05:00 PM

James Jones secured 6-of-8 targets for 33 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 loss to the Rams.

Marcel Reece led Oakland in receiving in this game with six grabs for 48 yards. Jones has the "highest floor" among Raiders wide receivers, but that doesn't necessarily mean he has a high floor. He's a WR4 in PPR leagues.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:20:00 PM

James Jones caught 5-of-6 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in Oakland's Week 12 win over the Chiefs.

For once, Jones' touchdown didn't come in garbage time. The 30-year-old veteran ran a beautiful route to get open for his nine-yard score with 1:42 remaining. It ended up holding up as the game winner. Jones still has plenty of juice left in his legs, but he's going to keep struggling for consistency in the Raiders' bogged-down passing attack. He's a WR4 who will hurt you when he doesn't find the end zone.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:23:00 AM

James Jones secured 2-of-5 targets for 35 yards in the Raiders' Week 11 loss to San Diego.

Oakland's slot receiver, Jones is a possession target who isn't going to deliver as a fantasy start when he isn't getting heavy volume. Jones didn't get heavy volume against the Chargers, and therefore didn't production. Jones will continue to be a fantasy WR4 when Oakland faces Kansas City in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:31:00 PM

James Jones secured 8-of-12 targets for 20 yards in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Broncos.

As noted by Pro Football Focus' Mike Clay, Jones set the NFL wide receiver record for fewest yards on eight receptions in a game. Jones helped PPR owners in this one, but hasn't been more than a WR4 in fantasy leagues all year. He'll remain a WR4 when the Raiders take on the Chargers in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 07:26:00 PM

James Jones caught 3-of-5 targets for 18 yards in the Raiders' Week 9 loss to the Seahawks.

The 30-year-old possession receiver predictably did very little against Seattle's smothering perimeter coverage. Although Jones usually sees more targets than this, he's settled in as a low-ceiling WR4 in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 08:14:00 PM

James Jones secured 6-of-11 targets for 62 yards in the Raiders' Week 8 loss to the Browns.

Matched up often with Browns LCB Joe Haden -- who had his best game of the year -- Jones could get very little going outside the numbers, making most of his catches close to the line of scrimmage. Although Jones has turned in some productive games this season, they're always hard to predict. He's a WR4/5 entering a Week 9 date with the Seahawks.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 07:54:00 PM

James Jones secured 4-of-8 targets for 35 yards in the Raiders' Week 7 loss to the Cardinals.

Matched up frequently with Patrick Peterson, Jones was limited to short receptions beyond an 18-yarder over the middle. The 30-year-old continues to start opposite Andre Holmes. Jones is typically a low-upside WR3 option. He won't be a recommended start against Joe Haden's Browns in Week 8.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 07:47:00 PM

James Jones caught 5-of-7 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 6 loss to the Chargers.

Playing quite efficiently in recent weeks, Jones is working in the possession receiver role for Oakland, while Andre Holmes plays the deep threat or "X" position. With Derek Carr showing signs of improvement, there is hope for Jones returning top-30 receiver value yet. He'll still be more of a WR4 when the Raiders take on the Cardinals next, but with some bye-week-crunch appeal.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:14:00 PM

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QB1B.J. Coleman
2Caleb Hanie
3David Carr
4Rex Grossman
5Vince Young
6Brady Quinn
7Kevin Kolb
8Curtis Painter
9John Skelton
10Josh Portis
11Jerrod Johnson
12Adam Weber
13Jordan Rodgers
14Brendon Kay
15Logan Kilgore
16Trent Edwards
17Pat White
18John Parker Wilson
19Nate Enderle
20Nick Stephens
21Tyler Wilson
22Ryan Katz
23Colby Cameron
24Kyle Padron
25James Vandenberg
26Mike Hermann
27Nathan Stanley
28Dalton Williams
29Matt Brown
30Caleb TerBush
31Tim Jenkins
32Dayne Crist
33Brett Smith
34James Franklin
35Tommy Rees
36Brock Jensen
37Brandon Bridge
38Anthony Boone
39Connor Halliday
40Cole Stoudt
41Keith Price
42Collin Klein
43Rusty Smith
44Pat Devlin
45Kory Faulkner
46Alex Carder
RB1Pierre Thomas
2Steven Jackson
3Michael Turner
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Ronnie Wingo
20Evan Royster
21Ray Rice
22Mikel Leshoure
23Lance Ball
24Shonn Greene
25Isaac Redman
26Michael Bush
27D.J. Harper
28Tim Cornett
29Brandon Saine
30Stephen Houston
31Demitrius Bronson
32Alex Green
33Malcolm Agnew
34Derrick Strozier
35Armond Smith
36David Fluellen
37Roy Finch
38Tim Flanders
39Jordan Lynch
40Jordan Roberts
41Orwin Smith
42Henry Josey
43Kapri Bibbs
44Javarris James
45Josh Vaughan
46Darren Evans
47Delone Carter
48Anthony Allen
49Damien Berry
50Richard Murphy
51William Powell
52Deonte Williams
53Bradley Randle
54Quentin Hines
55De'Leon Eskridge
56Cierre Wood
57Stefphon Jefferson
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Jed Collins
7Tony Fiammetta
8Frank Summers
9Chris Pressley
10Brit Miller
11Will Ta'ufo'ou
12Bradie Ewing
13Maurice Hagens
14Stephen Campbell
15Chad Young
16Kadeem Jones
17Harvey Unga
18Owen Marecic
19Shaun Chapas
20Dorson Boyce
21Eric Kettani
22Braden Wilson
23Zach Boren
24Lonnie Pryor
25Ben Bartholomew
26Ina Liaina
27Quinn Johnson
28Owen Schmitt
29Brian Leonard
30James Baker
31Eddie Williams
32Alex Debniak
33Ryan Roberson
34Jonathan Amosa
35Rupert Bryan
36Cameron White
37Devonte Campbell
38Michael Zordich
39Jon Hoese
40Ben Guidugli
41Ryan D'Imperio
42Chad Abram
43Karl Williams
44Nate Eachus
45Jourdan Brooks
46Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Titus Young
6Darius Johnson
7Chris Boyd
8Taulib Ikharo
9Keenan Davis
10Lamont Bryant
11Ryan Whalen
12Jamar Newsome
13Terrence Toliver
14Greg Childs
15Kevin Hardy
16Tim Benford
17Devery Henderson
18Richard Goodman
19Ben Obomanu
20Johnathan Haggerty
21Emmanuel Arceneaux
22Andy Tanner
23Matt Willis
24Lavelle Hawkins
25Brett Swain
26Chaz Schilens
27Kevin Ogletree
28Brian Robiskie
29Tiquan Underwood
30Charly Martin
31Marcus Jackson
32Derek Moye
33Kamar Jorden
34Nicholas Johnson
35Jordan White
36Chris Summers
37Da'Rick Rogers
38Sederrick Cunningham
39Zach Rogers
40Roy Roundtree
41Dan Buckner
42Will Murphy
43Chad Bumphis
44Robby Toma
45Carlin Isles
46Braylon Bell
47Naaman Roosevelt
48Darius Davis
49Mike Davis
50Cody Hoffman
51Kadron Boone
52Nathan Slaughter
53Quintin Payton
54Wilson Van Hooser
55C.J. Goodwin
56Terrell Sinkfield
57Jheranie Boyd
58Eric Rogers
59Rashaad Carter
60Demetrius Fields
61Scott Pillar
62Tyrone Goard
63Sam McGuffie
64Erik Highsmith
65Chip Reeves
66Mark Harrison
67Cole McKenzie
68Jamal Miles
69Rashad Evans
70T.J. Moe
71Jasper Collins
72Jeremy Ebert
73LaQuan Williams
74Diondre Borel
75Bert Reed
76Brandon Carswell
77Joseph Anderson
78Julius Pruitt
79Mardy Gilyard
80Jon Baldwin
81Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2James Jones
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kealoha Pilares
9Drew Davis
10Raymond Radway
11Brandon Banks
12Donald Jones
13Jordan Shipley
14Eric Page
15Chris Givens
16Darius Hanks
17Mohamed Massaquoi
18Earl Bennett
19Steve Breaston
20Josh Cribbs
21Micheal Spurlock
22Donte' Stallworth
23Aaron Mellette
24Robert Gill
25Lanear Sampson
26Alec Lemon
27Lamaar Thomas
28Duke Calhoun
29Kerry Taylor
30Martel Moore
31Dominique Croom
32Travis Harvey
33Charles Hawkins
34Alex Gillett
35Kain Colter
36Nicholas Edwards
37Greg Hardin
38Eric Ward
39Jerry Rice Jr.
40Eric Thomas
41L'Damian Washington
42Lacoltan Bester
43Michael Jenkins
44Devin Aromashodu
45David Ball
46David Douglas
47Dale Moss
48Brandon Collins
49Tray Session
50Jeff Fuller
51David Reed
52Jarett Dillard
53Dezmon Briscoe
54Tim Toone
55Isaiah Williams
56Roberto Wallace
57Bobby Sewall
58Tori Gurley
59Ronald Johnson
60Terrence Austin
61Joe Adams
62Marvin McNutt
63Phil Bates
64Kevin Elliott
65Jared Green
66Mike Willie
67Michael Calvin
68Taveon Rogers
69Andrew DePaola
70James Shaw
71Devin Goda
72Early Doucet
73Darius Reynaud
74Deon Butler
75Patrick Crayton
76Jordan Harris
77Anthony McClung
78Jaz Reynolds
79Tyrell Williams
80Austin Hill
81Paul Browning
82Austin Franklin
83Alex Neutz
84Geraldo Boldewijn
85Kelsey Pope
86Micah Hatfield
87Perez Ashford
88Weston Dressler
89Jeremy Gallon
90Andy Cruse
91Anthony Amos
92R.J. Webb
93Andrew Helmick
94Jason Thompson
95Omarius Hines
96Gerrard Sheppard
97Rodrick Rumble
98Jerry Johnson
99Kevin Dorsey
100Brandon Kaufman
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5James Jones
6Davone Bess
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Steve Watson
11Taylor Thompson
12Andrew Szczerba
13Billy Bajema
14Kevin Brock
15D.J. Williams
16Tommy Gallarda
17Daniel Graham
18Joel Dreessen
19Dan Gronkowski
20Martin Rucker
21Cameron Morrah
22Ben Hartsock
23Visanthe Shiancoe
24Weslye Saunders
25Jeron Mastrud
26Dominique Curry
27Zach Potter
28Colin Cloherty
29Tom Crabtree
30Brody Eldridge
31Nate Byham
32Dedrick Epps
33Nelson Rosario
34Mason Brodine
35Mike McNeill
36Hayden Smith
37Joe Sawyer
38Matt Furstenburg
39Ben Cotton
40David Rolf
41Jake Byrne
42Evan Wilson
43Kevin Greene
44Emmanuel Ogbuehi
45Jacob Pedersen
46D.J. Tialavea
47Justin Jones
48Asa Watson
49Brian Wozniak
50David Wright
51Jason Schepler
52Chase Clement
53A.C. Leonard
54Morrell Presley
55Jean Sifrin
56Evan Landi
57Taylor Cook
58Colin Anderson
59Travis Tannahill
60Nick Kasa
61Andre Hardy
62Tim Biere
63Brandon Barden
64Jamie McCoy
65Nathan Overbay
66Martell Webb
67Cameron Graham
68Michael Higgins
69Alex Silvestro
70Travis Beckum
71Richard Quinn
72Jake O'Connell
73Evan Moore
74Fred Davis
75Isaiah Stanback
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Shayne Graham
4Billy Cundiff
5Rob Bironas
6Garrett Hartley
7Alex Henery
8Matt Szymanski
9Derek Dimke
10Danny Hrapmann
11Havard Rugland
12Austin Signor
13Morgan Lineberry
14Quinn Sharp
15Brett Baer
16Sergio Castillo
17Mitch Ewald
18Kevin Goessling
19Brett Maher
20Jose Maltos
21Adam Yates
22Zach Ramirez