Well that didn’t last very long… one year on a big deal with the Raiders and James Jones is already looking for work again.
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Oakland Raiders WR James Jones is reportedly going to be released this week after just one season with the team.
CSN Bay Area reported that Jones received a call from Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie that the team was going to let him go from his three-year deal. In doing so, the Raiders will save over $3.4 million in cap space.
Jones led the Raiders with 6 TDs and 73 receptions, which went for a second-best 666 receiving yards in his first season with the team. But with the free agent acquisition of WR Michael Crabtree and the Raiders investing the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft in wide receiver Amari Cooper, Jones and his 31-year-old body apparently became the odd man out.
Jones was a third round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2007 and averaged 13.9 yards per reception over a seven year career. In 2012 he led the NFL with 14 receiving TDs – tied for fourth in Packers’ history.