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|Poor James Jones. Despite spending almost his entire career as a backup, he has averaged 46 receptions for 608 yards and 4.8 touchdowns per season during the four years that he has played 16 games. Thatís pretty solid production for a backup. Unfortunately, when he hit the free agent market prior to the 2011 season, the market for his services never developed and he re-signed in Green Bay. Then the Packers drafted Randall Cobb in the 2nd round of last yearís draft and kept aging veteran Donald Driver. Both players return in 2012, meaning Jones will once again split the backup role with two other players. While it helps matters that the Packers love to play with five wide formations, Jones doesnít get fed enough (just 55 targets last season) to make him fantasy relevant. Unless he gets a new home during the preseason, Jones will shape up as a low end WR4 or as a WR5 in 2012.
|WR James Jones returns to Green Bay -- Sun Sep 6 5:30 pm --|
Packers get needed WR depth
|Reunion: James Jones is signing with the Packers, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Jones was released by the Giants on Saturday and gives the Packers some needed depth after Jordy Nelson's season-ending knee injury. Jones spent 7 seasons (2007-2013) in Green Bay and is very familiar with the offensive system. He'll likely fit in as the No.3 receiver and is worth a look in the late rounds of re-draft leagues.
|Giants expected to add WR James Jones -- Thu Jul 30 8:00 pm --|
|Already with depth at wide receiver, the Giants are set to add another to the mix. The team will sign veteran wide receiver James Jones on Friday. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo should know a little something about his soon-to-be newest receiver. McAdoo coached Jones in Green Bay. (NJ.com)|
FF Today's Take: Jones will be insurance in case Victor can't be an effective contributor. He's obviously familiar with Ben McAdoo's sytem from their time in Green Bay together. He's off the fantasy radar in re-draft leagues but could potentially be waiver wire pickup at some point during the season.