James Jones: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent WR

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 26: Cornerback Buster Skrine #22 of the Cleveland Browns tackles wide receiver James Jones #89 of the Oakland Raiders during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Raiders 23-13. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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After being cut by the Oakland Raiders this offseason, James Jones became one of the more intriguing veteran receivers available on the market. Now, the wideout is looking for a new team for the 2015 season.

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Jones Has No Plans to Retire, Several Teams Showing Interest

Friday, June 12

SiriusXM NFL Radio provided a quote from Jones, saying "I'm very surprised I'm a free agent right now but this is a crazy business."

On June 9, Jones spoke with Josina Anderson of ESPN about the upcoming season:

ig: josinaanderson @JosinaAnderson

WR James Jones who led the #Raiders in rec (73) & TDs (6) told me, "I'm not retiring. I still want to play. If you need a WR, come get me"

He also said several teams have made inquiries:

ig: josinaanderson @JosinaAnderson

WR James Jones told me his agent told him the #Seahawks #Giants & #Chiefs made preliminary inquiries after he was released post draft in May

Along with his 73 receptions and six touchdowns, Jones finished with 666 receiving yards for the Raiders last year. While he's probably no longer capable of hitting the heights he did in his prime with the Green Bay Packers—he had 161 receptions for 2,236 yards and 24 touchdowns from 2011-13—Jones is a solid veteran presence and is still a capable producer for an NFL team. 

Even at the age of 31, Jones is still a player who could step into most teams and offer a viable option as a No. 4 receiver. He was clearly a player quarterback Derek Carr leaned on during his rookie season, and he was always a trusted option for Aaron Rodgers, especially in the red zone. 

It would be pretty surprising if Jones didn't surface with a team before training camp, and it would be just as surprising if he didn't ultimately produce for the squad that brings him aboard.

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