Packers wide receiver James Jones talked this week about being part of a deep wide receiver group in Green Bay and admitted to occasional moments of frustration when it comes to getting in line for opportunities.
Jones also gave his hypothetical reaction to a trade, which involves a few tears and then a quick move to the new team. Jones’ name comes up now and again as a trade possibility, although it is hard to say if that’s just because it makes sense that the Packers would make a move from strength to shore up other weaknesses or if teams have really been engaging in conversation.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns are not one of the teams involved in any such conversation. In a response to a mailbag question about trading Colt McCoy to Green Bay for Jones, Cabot writes that the Browns are not interested in adding Jones to their receiving corps.
The Browns have Greg Little and Mohamed Massaquoi as starting receivers at the moment and they may want to give both a chance to establish themselves this season. With Josh Cribbs ticketed for primarily special teams work, there isn’t a lot of depth behind the starters and whatever depth they do have is very short on experience. Jones would definitely be an upgrade to the group, although the lack of Cleveland interest in a deal and the absence of clear signs that Jones will be traded make it hard to see him catching passes from Brandon Weeden this season.