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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 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. Jun 1 - 1:15 PM

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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.
Mar 21 - 4:47 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.
Mar 10 - 9:49 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.
Mar 7 - 3:05 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."
Mar 5 - 5:25 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.
Feb 3 - 11:52 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.
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

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