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Raiders Ink Veteran James Jones

Posted Mar 17, 2014

The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent WR James Jones, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Monday.


New Raiders WR James Jones signs his contract in the Hall of Fame room at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent WR James Jones, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Monday.

Jones joins the Raiders following seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers, during which he helped the team to a victory in Super Bowl XLV. Jones’ career totals include 104 games played with 47 starts, 310 receptions for 4,305 yards (13.9 avg.) and 37 touchdowns. Additionally, he has posted 28 catches for 410 yards and four touchdowns in 11 postseason games.

Last season, Jones played in 14 games, all starts, and produced 59 catches for 817 yards and three touchdowns. In Green Bay’s Week 2 win over Washington, Jones posted a career-high 178 receiving yards.

In 2012, Jones set a career high with 64 receptions for 784 yards and 14 touchdowns. His 14 touchdowns led the NFL that season, making him the first Green Bay receiver to lead the league in touchdown receptions since 1994.

The San Jose, Calif. native was originally drafted by the Packers in the third round (78th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft out of San Jose State. Jones played in 44 games for the Spartans, totaling 126 receptions for 1,496 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named to the second-team All-Western Athletic Conference in his senior season of 2006.