James Jones left the Packers as a free agent before the 2014 season, but he may be back in Green Bay in time to start the 2015 season.
Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that Jones’s agent Frank Bauer says his client is on his way to visit with the Packers. Given Jones’s experience playing in coach Mike McCarthy’s offense with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the visit could turn into a signing pretty quickly.
While the Packers have expressed confidence in the ability of Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and the rest of the receiving corps to handle things with Jordy Nelson out for the season, the addition of Jones would give them a bit of insurance who wouldn’t need much time to get up to speed on the team’s offensive scheme.
Jones had 73 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns in one season with the Raiders and he caught 15 passes for 187 in four preseason appearances for the Giants before being cut this weekend. During his time with Green Bay, Jones caught 310 passes for 4,305 yards and 37 touchdowns. His 14 touchdown catches in 2012 led the NFL.