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ESPN reports Jones to Raiders

The Raiders added a productive veteran to their wide receiving corps Monday with the addition of James Jones, who caught 59 passes for 817 yards last season for the Green Bay Packers.

ESPN first the signing.

Jones, 29, played seven seasons for Green Bay, catching 310 passes for 4,305 yards and and 37 touchdowns as a target for both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.

A third-round draft pick out of San Jose State in 2007, Jones was selected by the Packers when general manager Reggie McKenzie worked in the personnel department.

Two seasons ago, James had a career-best 14 touchdown receptions. Twenty-nine of Jones’ 46 career starts have come in the last two seasons.

He joins a group of wide receivers with precious little experience, as second-year player Rod Streater led the Raiders in receptions (60) and yards receiving (888), with undrafted free agent Andre Holmes ending the season as the second starter.

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  • RaiderGuy50

    I think past relationship with RM played a role too.
    Who does not want to be a Raider!!!

  • Walker Bennett

    I’ll agree to that. Watkins, Mack, or a LT. But please not one of these “first round QB’s”. I want Hundley next year!

  • SaintKaufman

    That’s why I say 1 yr deal. He would be our #1 the second the ink hit the paper.

  • Davy Jones

    Like the signings. Kick Reggie’s grade up a notch.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Not a stalker. More of a douche bag detector. Found you!

  • Walker Bennett

    Rivera will prove sheeit next year. Ausberry and Kasa both have potential and are at the very least good depth/rotation options

  • SaintKaufman

    Yeah, when you list it out like that, a big stud LT would be just what the doctor ordered.

  • Hotep Down

    not bad some comp. It could be that the younguns are so good that it would be better to use them , but.

  • SaintKaufman

    Mmmmmm Mmmmmm!

  • Walker Bennett

    Minus the Saffold fiasco and missing on some guys. Not too shabby. Still mad about guys like DRC and Thurmond slipping by

  • Umrao32

    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Panthers and Seahawks are also interested in free agent Kenny Britt.

  • JOn Wooah

    Retweeted by Vic Tafur

    Peter
    King ‏@SI_PeterKing
    3
    hrs

    Tremendous signing of WR James Jones by #Raiders. The league missed on this one. Reggie McKenzie got it right.

  • Sebastian Livermore

    Signed Boothe too, very nice the way this is shaping up

  • HELLSBELLS

    Throw some money at Mack and Allen. Why not?

  • DJ Johnny

    We do have the coolest azz uniforms.

  • JOn Wooah

    Retweeted by Justin Tuck

    Michael
    Silver ‏@MikeSilver
    3
    hrs
    Hey, Raider Nation: As with @JustinTuck, I like the James Jones signing. Point for Reggie.

  • Walker Bennett

    Little shaky at guard, but no line is ever perfect. Get Mack or La Puente though, put Wiz at G, this team is looking real good on the line

  • Hotep Down

    Yes Allen we’ve got the money.. please for the fans lets win some games sell some jerseys ect

  • SaintKaufman

    I really liked Britt, but watching him run last year was painful. Don’t know if he’ll ever be back.

  • Sebastian Livermore

    Anyone know how much cap space we have left after today’s 2 signings?

  • HELLSBELLS

    Got a McFadden for sale.

  • Walker Bennett

    Hopefully Reggie and him still tight so he knows what’s up. And hopefully no mysteriously bum shoulders pop up

  • 0ak R8rs

    Whew! Just say no to any Cromartie. Giants overpay again. Must be SUPER scared of the Eagles this year.

    @RapSheet: #Giants CB DRC gets a five-year deal worth $39M with $14M guaranteed, source said. He’ll receive a $10M signing bonus and $16M over 2 years.

  • Ian

    Ok so you have named a undrafted FA as our starter who started less then half the season and caught what? 2 TD passes throughout the season? Yeah. we have depth at the position but it doesn’t mean these guys are anything than average.

  • rioderek

    How do you reply so promptly with RM and DA DP’ing your mouth.

  • Dakota

    J. Allen grew up a Raider fan.

    Alex Mack grew up a Raider fan.

    Actualy Raider fans…..not just a “hey, Al told me to tell everyone I was a Raider Fan growing up right before my introductory press conference” type Raider Fan.

    Come home and help us win!

  • Plunk-It

    Reggie deserves a short stack for today…

  • DJ Johnny

    Wow. He’s not one to toss out high praise like that very often.

  • Hotep Down

    lol

  • Charlie

    Do not need Watkins if we do not have a QB that can throw to him or a Line that can provide time.

  • Ian

    let them pick him up. He aint gonna be wearing SnB next season thas for sure.

  • JOn Wooah

    Rock
    Cartwright ‏@Rockgotti25
    8m

    I like the moves the @RAIDERS are making now.. Finally!!!Who’s the QB gonna be? #RaiderNation

  • Walker Bennett

    How many should he catch in less than half a season? And does him being UD matter? Sound logic

  • JOn Wooah

    James Robert
    Sanos ‏@EastBay_Sports
    12 mins

    #Raiders getting praised for great free agent pick ups..and for the first time in a while they deserve the praise

  • JOn Wooah

    Reggie making MOVES!!!

  • Blackholepriest

    As far as making predictions about who he’s going to draft, no one knows. Every signing people make a bunch of predictions predicated on a few signings. No one knows, he’ll they don’t even know.

  • Dakota

    ….and a side of bacon in hopes that we pull in Melton and/or Sims too…..

  • Hotep Down

    but honestly Allen is a raider.. I said on this blog that the raiders needed to trade their fouth overall pick (which would be mcfadden) to chiefs for Allen…. it would have been better but now we cna have both

  • Walker Bennett

    Man I miss Cartwright

  • Eldiabs

    What does it say when all of the players in the NFL wanna come here but none of them come in their prime……… Says a lot about ownership and the staff

  • JV.

    When even silver gives Reggie props… You know he did something right.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Rivera will make you eat your words this year, new guy. And this is his sister:

  • Morilla_00

    Usually FA guys have some years on them. That’s why they are FA’s.

  • Dakota

    Come on Reggie…..keep your foot on the gas….you have some momentum….time for the big play for J. Allen or Alex Mack.

  • Hotep Down

    yes yes, allen for the short run ( we know you got money reggie) and mack for longer.. have a nasty middle run it down their throats

  • RaiderGuy50

    Agree- liked the way he played, reminded me of a Zach crocket type
    Also, good leader.

  • severeraiderz

    I do too. Total team player, we need more guys like him in the locker room

  • Chino

    What happened guys? Everybody on the ihop express now?

  • Dakota

    Not yet, but the train is in the station fueling up and the smell of syrup is in the air…..

  • SaintKaufman

    Still a need for sure. I’m telling you, this draft is gonna be fun.