Nov 24, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. The Vikings and Packers tied 26-26. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Showing Interest in FA WR James Jones


The Detroit Lions are strongly speculated to be looking to add a wide receiver through the draft and free agency. The first name to get officially linked to the Lions is James Jones.

While Pauline notes that the Packers are still in the mix, Jones could receive a bigger role from another team. With Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and an emerging Jarrett Boykin, Jones faces stiff competition for the ball from Aaron Rodgers.

In Detroit, Jones immediately becomes the undisputed number two receiver behind Calvin Johnson.

Jones turns 30 at the end of the month but has set career highs in receiving yards in each of the last two seasons and was a touchdown machine, scoring 14 times in 2012. He ranked 55th out of 111 wide receivers who played 25% of their team snaps according to Pro Football Focus and finished with an overall positive rating.

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  • Herman Moore

    Funny that a guy with his numbers doesn’t get more interest from his present team. My guess is that they figure he’s seen his best years, which is what I figure too. He’d be OK as a stop-gap measure, but only if the price is right.

  • William Rhoads

    This would be a bad sign! I think Watkins or Evans is A better option and this guy is on his declining years as WR!