It’s being reported that WR James Jones will not be back with the Packers in 2014. He could be a free agent target of the Colts and/or the Chargers, two teams in need of a veteran presence at WR.
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.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The Giants are also in need of a veteran (or reliable) wideout with Hakeem Nicks moving on. Jones is very familiar with the ways of the offense Ben McAdoo is installing here in New York. If healthy, Jones could be a fit with the Giants.
Jones is 29 and served more as a possession receiver in Green Bay than a deep threat. He is, however, a solid red-zone wideout, something the Giants have been lacking. After scoring 14 TDs in 2013, Jones hit paydirt only three times last season although he did rack up a career-high 817 yards receiving.
To be fair, a PCL sprain at midseason caused him to miss two games, plus the absence of Aaron Rodgers in the second half of the season also hurt his production. We believe the Giants will give Jones a look and – if the price is right – extend him an offer.