Raiders reach three-year agreement with James Jones


The Raiders, who had no lack of money to spend in free agency, have made another addition, this time on offense.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Oakland has struck a three-year deal with Packers wide receiver James Jones, the fourth-best free agent left on the market, per PFT’s rankings.

A San Jose, California native, the 29-year-old Jones caught 59 passes for 817 yards and three touchdowns for the Packers in 2013. He joins a Raiders receiving corps that has shown some potential, with Rod Streater, Denarius Moore and Andre Holmes all intriguing.

Jones, who turns 30 at the end of March, will be the most experienced member of the Raiders’ receiving corps. He will also work again with Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie, who worked in the Packers’ personnel department for the first five seasons of Jones’ career (2007-2011) before departing for Oakland.

94 responses to “Raiders reach three-year agreement with James Jones

  1. He wanted to leave that laughable annoying clown music criminal supporting franchise known as the packers.but why did he go to the faiders?probably wanted to get away from those ugly Turdbay uniforms.SKOL

  2. Another great signing for the Raiders! Were just starting…stay tuned! What am I saying, everyone is in tune with what ever the Raiders do!


  3. And yet they somehow survived Jennings’ departure. That guy’s really tearing it up over there, isn’t he?

  4. Another Green Bay reject.. great job Reggie ! Do the Raider Nation a favor take frigging Green Bay off your speed dial !

    Great receivers were available, but too busy kissing Baby Davis’ behind.

  5. Well… He’s going from one team with Lombardi trophies in the case to another. He’ll fit right in.

    Still would have liked to have seen him in Minnesota to continue the tradition of my Vikings taking on Packers’ castoffs.

    The thought of Ponder passing to him was just too scary.

    Which makes me appreciate the bravery of Greg Jennings even more.


  6. Do the Seahawks/Saints/Patriots have to hear nonsense from the bottom ringers in their divisions during the off season every year?

    Or are jets fans smart enough to shut up til their team does something worth respecting.

  7. Awesome acq for the Raiders! This guy was one of my favorite Packers because of his toughness, hands, and clutch ability. He’s definitely not a burner, but he can get separation and is an awesome route runner. Best of luck, James…

  8. Solid vet signing. It does narrow their options in the draft to either qb or o-line. After watching Bridewaters pro-day I hope it’s o-line.

  9. James Jones was a very good Packer, and like many of our players he leaves Green Bay with a Superbowl ring as remembrance of his time there.

    Good luck James!

  10. Congrats James! Good luck out in Oakland, you will be missed in GB but will always be part of the history that brought the Lombardi trophy back to 2165 Lombardi Ave.

  11. Jones will show the younger WR how to be consistent and work hard with great work ethic. Good solid pick up.

  12. James Jones was a pro and a great wide receiver. He will be missed. Oakland, don’t fret that you didn’t get Tate, Jones will prove his worth quickly. He’s a gamer who will do what it takes to help his team and he’ll be great for young wide receivers. You will be missed JJ, you will be missed.

  13. I had a feeling he wasn’t going to be back with the Green and Gold. He’s just too good to be a #3 receiver.

    Raiders fans, count your blessings, this guy will be a model citizen and teammate. His hands have definitely improved over the years, as he was only credited with two drops last year. I can all but guarantee you won’t be disappointed with this signing.

    Best of luck to you James!

  14. Can’t hate. Best of luck to him. Last two years he finally grew a pair of hands. Before that, he couldn’t catch anything. Now the Raiders just need a qb and a defense

  15. James Jones, Justin Tuck, Lamarr Woodley and Usama Young… What do they all have In common? A Superbowl ring. And they have all been signed or resigned to the Raiders in the past week. What’s with all the negativity? Don’t you guys know how Champions are made?

  16. Looks like a good solid siging for us (although we can’t be certain of that until we see the $$$).

    One small observation: Packers fans on this site are about the classiest and most knowledgeable. A credit to their team.

  17. He’s got a ring, is getting up in NFL-age, got some good money to go play a few years in front of the home crowd.

    Classy player. He’ll be missed. Best of luck JJ!

  18. As a Packer fan, I wish Jones the best. He was a class act and good player for the Packers. He will mentor the Raiders young receivers and be a positive in their locker room. And, he will play well for them, too.

  19. Welcome back home James. Another SOLID signing by Reggie and crew. Keep up the great work.


  20. Very good pro, never had the overall talent to blossom into a starter. Understood the game of football and his role on the team.

    Classy player. He will be missed.

  21. Great signing for the Raiders!! Al Davis would be proud! This is one tough receiver, not afraid of the middle of the field, and doesn’t shy from contact… Green Bay is very sad to see him leave, he’s just way to good to be a 3rd receiver. Again nice signing!

    -Packer fan

  22. MAN, you have got to love the Packer Fans. I tip my hat to the Packer Fans on here with all the well wishes and positive comments. Cheers to you!!!

  23. Reggie usually signs players in bunches I bet another player is signed by the end of the day.

  24. I didn’t expect to see JJ back but was hoping GB would find a way to keep him. Good luck to him. Raiders are getting a good receiver, a class act person and a great addition to whatever community he lives in. I’m glad we had him in GB. He’s strong and he’s tough and he has shaken the dropsies, no more hands of stone.

  25. Now this is an exciting signing on offense. He brings loads of experience to a very young receiving corp.

  26. Jones was a great Packer. He tried free agency a couple years ago but he had dropped too many balls and scared teams off. He swallowed his pride and returned to Green Bay and worked his a$$ off to improve. He did just that and put up a monster season in 2012 and vastly improved his catch stats. He is a very good #2 and I’m glad someone noticed. Thanks for the memories, James.

  27. Congrats to Jones for signing with the Silver and Black. Good WR, better person, good luck man.

  28. Good for you James Jones. We enjoyed having you as a person in the GB community. You frustrated us on the field a few times but you learned from it and became a better player in the process. Hoped you would stick around a couple more years but you’ll be back someday and we will applaud. Good Luck to you and your family.
    You’re goin back home.

  29. Thanks for the great years in GB. Raiders fans got a very good WR. He doesn’t have screaming speed, or is imposing measurables, and as all WRs he does have drops, but he has worked really hard at reducing them, he runs routes well, run blocks decent, goes over the middle, and can snag jump balls.

    He is a great number 2 WR. Good luck in Oak.

  30. We have the firepower to compensate some of what will be missed from losing Jones, but not all of it.

    Any team is lucky to have a guy like him: hard-working, physical, team-oriented, and talented. Good signing by the Raiders, if they get a QB James will be an all-pro.

  31. Glad you got your payday James. Hope going home makes you happy, and that they get some players to support you. Everybody in Green Bay will remember you as a class act. Come back for the reunion celebrations.

  32. So sad to see JJ leave, such a class act and great guy. I wish him the best of luck and will miss him on Sundays. Thanks for all you did in Green Bay on and off the field. Raiders, you got a good one in JJ, best of luck!

  33. See you JJ. Thanks for the great years of service and I hope that Oakland makes the playoffs while you’re there. Jones is a solid player and a good person off of the field, too. Nice pickup, Oakland!

  34. Would have liked to keep him but one of my favorite Packers, it’s cool he gets to go home and play out his career with a ring on his finger, his numbers were down last year due to injury that he played through but he carried the Packer receivers the year before with Nelson and Jennings banged up.

  35. I’m really proud of what a great pro and great man JJ has become. Sad to see you leave but glad to see you play in front of your home crowd. A Packer Fan.

  36. “at least the packers have some receivers us panthers dont have any”

    That can be remedied. Trade your #1 draft pick to the Eagles for DeSean Jackson. They’ll do that deal.

  37. Thank god the Lions signed Golden Tate and not James “stone hands” Jones.

    Nice try on the reverse psychology, Packers fans.

  38. Not a big loss, especially when the packers have Cobb, Nelson, and Boykin who is expected to replace Jones, now to draft or bring in some undrafted free agents and the packers will be fine at WR. Fix the OL and Defense and the pack will be back. Good Luck Jones, you were a good player, person, and teammate.

  39. It is easy to say good things about Jones and near impossible to say anything bad.

    Aaron Rodgers spread the ball around among the receivers so Jones didn’t have the stats he might have if he played elsewhere, though he did have plenty of touchdowns.

    He may draw so much attention with the Raiders with double teams that other players get open.

    He is the best receiver the Raiders have had since Tim Brown. Like Tim Brown he is good without having to be a loud mouth showboat that too many receivers are in today’s NFL.

    The Raiders should be very happy they got this done.

  40. Very underrated WR. We will miss him but given GBs talent at WR he was expendable. At least he leaves a a world champion. He has a great story. Myself and many others will always be fans. Hope he finds a QB that can get him the ball.

  41. …..truth is….boykin is just as good as jones for 1/10th the money…..for real….a no-brainer…..good luck jones…but remember….aaron rodgers isn’t going to the raiders with you…..

  42. Pretty sure he was just using Carolina as leverage for a few extra dollars. Jones is from the Bay Area and went to college there, so it makes sense that he’d go there.

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