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James Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
College: San Jose State
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James Jones will be sidelined until training camp with a sprained shoulder.
He'd missed previous practice time with a hamstring strain. Jones is a 31-year-old veteran, but he could've used the reps with new QB Matt Schaub. Jones does offer some potential to flirt with WR3 value as Oakland's top pass catcher. Jun 19 - 7:37 PM

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The Raiders are only likely to keep five wide receivers on their 53-man roster.

The Raiders may not have a true No. 1 receiver, but they have a ton of talent in the wide receiver corps. If they are only to keep five, they will have to cut two of Andre Holmes, Greg Little, Brice Butler, or Juron Criner. While nobody on that list is an established contributor, all have high ceilings. Oakland could also choose to move inconsistent playmaker Denarius Moore to free up a spot for some of their young talent. Wideout is one of the few positions in which the Raiders are solid.
May 24 - 10:40 AM

Raiders signed WR James Jones, formerly of the Packers, to a three-year, $11.3 million contract.

Jones, 30, set a career high in yards (817) last season with Green Bay, scoring three touchdowns after leading the NFL in touchdown catches (14) the previous year. He gives the Raiders a physical presence with an ability to win contested catches and stretch the field. Unfortunately, Jones going to quarterback-less Oakland could be a death knell for his fantasy outlook. We fully expect Jones to start, but the rest of the Raiders' receiver pecking order is to-be-determined between Denarius Moore, Rod Streater, and Andre Holmes.
Mar 17 - 5:45 PM

Free agent James Jones told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he wants to play for the Panthers.

"I would love the opportunity to play for the Carolina Panthers," said Jones, 30. "I would love to play with Cam (Newton)." A Charlotte Observer report from last Thursday stated the Panthers are "keeping tabs" on Jones, but his market has lacked buzz since. Carolina has serious salary cap restraints as long as Greg Hardy's cap number is sitting at above $13 million. The Panthers may simply not be able to afford Jones at this point in time.
Mar 16 - 2:29 PM

The Panthers are "keeping tabs" on free agent James Jones.

They're also "slow-playing" Hakeem Nicks' market. GM Dave Gettleman took a similar philosophy into 2013 free agency and emerged with several big-time contributors, including Mike Mitchell, Ted Ginn, Drayton Florence, and Travelle Wharton. After releasing Steve Smith, Carolina needs two starting receivers.
Mar 13 - 7:23 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports the Jets will continue to pursue free agent James Jones even if they land Eric Decker.

The Jets are putting the full-court press on Decker as we speak. So at least they are aware they need two new starting wideouts, and plan to do something about it. Jones and Decker have both been touchdown-scoring receivers throughout their careers, though they've been playing with Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning, respectively. Their fantasy values would suffer in New York.
Mar 12 - 10:33 PM

Sources tell the New York Daily News that the Jets have "real interest" in free agent WR James Jones.

No visit has been scheduled yet as the Jets are hosting Eric Decker Wednesday. If Decker proves too expensive, GM John Idzik could very well turn his attention to Jones. The ex-Packer will turn 30 later this month, and was saddled with a drop-prone label early in his career, but would be a nice complement to one of the stud wideouts the Jets are sure to look at early in May's draft. He's certainly an upgrade on Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson and Stephen Hill.
Mar 12 - 2:21 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports the Lions have fallen out of the running for free agent WR James Jones.

It's possible they've decided to commit more money elsewhere, perhaps to SS T.J. Ward. Pauline reports the Jets, Giants, Dolphins, "and a fourth (undisclosed) team" are in the hunt for Jones. Jones is a quality No. 2 NFL receiver.
Mar 11 - 2:58 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports free agent James Jones is drawing "heavy interest" from the Lions and Jets.

Pauline adds that the Packers "may still be in the mix" for Jones, though it seems like a longshot. Jones recently mentioned the Colts and Chargers as teams that interest him. Playing alongside Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford wouldn't be a bad gig. Due to an abominable quarterback situation, the Jets would likely have to blow Jones away financially to land him.
Mar 10 - 10:16 PM

Free agent James Jones suggested the Colts and Chargers as possible landing spots.

The Packers have made it clear that they're going to move forward with Jarrett Boykin as their No. 3 wideout, allowing Jones to walk. The Colts certainly have a need with 35-year-old Reggie Wayne coming off a torn ACL and only unproven LaVon Brazill/Da'Rick Rogers behind T.Y. Hilton. The Chargers are equally thin behind Keenan Allen. Jones would have a chance to step in as the No. 2 wideout in plus passing schemes in both locales.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 5 - 10:15 AM

Free agent James Jones said, "In a perfect world I would love to go back (to Green Bay)," but admits there is a chance he will not get that opportunity.

It is more than a chance. The Packers have shown no desire to re-sign Jones, and he is very likely to hit the free agent market. Unfortunately for Jones, that market is likely to be fairly cold due to his age -- 30 this month -- and a loaded draft and free-agent pool. Jones is our No. 7 free agent wide receiver.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 4 - 7:59 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Packers plan to let James Jones walk in free agency.

"I don't think [GM] Ted Thompson wants him," Jones' agent said. The Packers are set at receiver with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin. They also need to get Nelson and Cobb extended within the next calendar year or so. Jones could face a semi-cold market due to age (30 in March) and a loaded draft and free-agent pool at the receiver position.
Feb 23 - 9:07 AM

ESPN New York thinks James Jones "makes the most sense" for the Giants among the free agent wide receivers.

It seems every Packers offensive free agent is being connected to the Giants. New Giants OC Ben McAdoo was the Packers QBs coach this past season. The Giants are looking to replace Hakeem Nicks, who isn't expected back, but we really don't see GM Jerry Reese committing much money to the position. Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, and Jerrel Jernigan should make up a fine three-wide group. Signing a veteran on a cheap one-year deal could make more sense.
Feb 7 - 12:19 PM

James Jones revealed on Tuesday that he played through two broken ribs the last two weeks.

Jones says he broke his ribs in the Week 16 game against the Steelers and was spitting up blood the following day. He continued to practice and play through it, which is why he wasn't on the injury report. "It's part of the game," Jones said. "You’ve got to go out there." Impending free agent Jones once again reiterated his desire to re-sign with the Packers.
Jan 7 - 2:24 PM

Impending free agent James Jones wants to re-sign with the Packers.

"I'm not one of those guys who goes home and says I'm worth 30, 40 million," Jones said. "We'll see what happens when the market comes." The Packers aren't going to pay soon-to-be 30-year-old Jones top dollar or probably even what Jones could get on the open market. GM Ted Thompson isn't fond of paying veterans much guaranteed money, and he could choose to give Jones' snaps to Jarrett Boykin in 2014. Randall Cobb will handle slot receiver duties.
Jan 7 - 11:57 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Matt Schaub
2Derek Carr
3Matt McGloin
4Trent Edwards
RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3Kory Sheets
4Latavius Murray
5Jeremy Stewart
GLB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
3Karl Williams
WR11James Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Brice Butler
4Gregory Jenkins
5Mike Davis
WR21Rod Streater
2Denarius Moore
3Greg Little
4Juron Criner
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1David Ausberry
2Mychal Rivera
3Nick Kasa
4Brian Leonhardt
5Jake Murphy
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Michael Palardy