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.
I'm told wide out James Jones receiving heavy interest from the Detroit Lions & New York Jets…Green Bay Packers may still be in the mix..
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 11, 2014
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.