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James Jones Says He'd "Love" to Play in Carolina

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James Jones Says He'd "Love" to Play in Carolina

After the Carolina Panthers released Steve Smith and lost other receivers last week, their wide out corps was decimated. None of the current wide receivers on their roster have ever caught an NFL pass. 

James Jones spoke with ESPN's Josina Anderson expressing interest in playing for Carolina. 

Per an ESPN report by David Newton,

James Jones said "that he would 'love the opportunity to play for the Carolina Panthers' and quarterback Cam Newton."

This is Jones' second time testing the free agency market. The first time around, Jones ended up re-signing with the Packers after drawing little outside interest. The market has been quiet for Jones this time as well, but he is on the Panthers radar.

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Evan's picture

I was curious when Jones re-signed last time and found a JS article from July 31 announcing his return....did he really sit out there that long last time??

As for Carolina, they desperately need WRs so it makes sense. But as for a fit for Jones, if he has to carry the load, I don't think he can do that. Ideally, he'd go to a team with an established number 1.

Detroit made a ton of sense and I'm glad he didn't go there. SF or Sea would also make sense. Cleveland, next to Josh Gordon...Jets next to Decker...there are lots of places where he'd shine.

I can't believe he's still out there.

Jordan's picture

"I can't believe he's still out there".....

Hmmm

MarkinMadison's picture

Remember that last time there was a lockout until late July. If I remember correctly everybody signed and went to camp pretty quickly. JJ probably didn't miss anything at all.

I think this is shaping up like a normal. year. A bunch of big names get signed in the first week. Then it slows down a lot. A whole lot.

Evan's picture

Oh, right...the lockout. Thanks.

I thought it was nuts he would have sat out there for nearly 5 months.

Jordan's picture

It wouldn't have been nuts. Nobody wanted him then or now.

I actually feel bad for the guy. He's trying to create his own buzz by announcing he'd like to play for a team that's desperate for wide receivers.
:sigh:

Why isn't Greg Jennings publicly lobbying for JJ in Minnesota?

MarkinMadison's picture

Remember that last time there was a lockout until late July. If I remember correctly everybody signed and went to camp pretty quickly. JJ probably didn't miss anything at all.

I think this is shaping up like a normal. year. A bunch of big names get signed in the first week. Then it slows down a lot. A whole lot.

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Evan, I read on another blog, that JJ was offered a 2 year deal in GB at 5 Mill. I've never heard anything like that. Have you? I doubt it's true, but I did read it. Hope it is!!

Evan's picture

I haven't seen anything about that. I like the length, but $5 mil per year? That seems a little rich for the Packers right now. $5 mil total? Then, yeah, in a heartbeat. But I imagine he can and should get more than that.

RC Packer Fan's picture

If he was going to get much more then that, don't you think he would have already though?

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Yeah, It was a total $5 Mill for 2yr's from GB on the table?? 2 1/2 per year?? Not sure if it's true. I didn't hear anything, but I did read it on another blog.

Jordan's picture

Can you post a link to the blog? Since cheeseheadtv monitors stuff like that, I find it incredulous.

Aeric's picture

James Jones has been a class act. I expect someone will be willing to pay more than the Packers probably want to. I would really like to see him come back but I think he's gone.

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

I couldn't agree with you more!! I hope you're wrong about him being gone?

RC Packer Fan's picture

Raiders just signed Jones.

I would like to wish James the best of luck. Class Act guy.

Last summer I got a chance to meet his mother and his son. Great family. Good luck James.

Imma Fubared's picture

Hey maybe the Raiders by the end of next season would be wishing he was playing in Carolina. Toward the end of the season he had dbacks drapped all over him. He lost more than a step. This guy is no longer a deep threat. I think we will be glad he is gone and I liked the guy. One of my favorites but time to move on baby.

4thand1's picture

He had 2 big drops against SF. I think it sealed his fate in GB. Everyone liked James Jones. Nice guys finish last.

Stroh's picture

Jones was never a deep threat due to speed, which is marginal. Mostly I think he gets open using his size and strength. I agree he might have lost a step, but since that wasn't his forte, I think he'll be productive for a couple more years. But his time had just run its course in GB. Been saying that since last offseason. He's behind Nelson and Cobb and Boykin is just as good. Just makes sense to save the money that Jones would have cost to keep Nelson and Cobb. Boykin will be as good and IMO they'll draft a WR in the 3rd or 4th. I'm hoping for Donte Moncrief.

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