FootballGiants To Sign Former Packers, Raiders WR James Jones by Guest July 30, 2015 Multiple sources have confirmed the Giants have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent wide receiver James Jones.It’s worth noting the deal is not official yet, but it is expected to be finalized if Jones passes a physical when he arrives to Giants camp on Friday.Jones adds some veteran depth behind star wideout Odell Beckham Jr., which the Giants could use. Victor Cruz is coming off a torn patellar tendon, and Rueben Randle was fairly inconsistent last season.Realistically, Jones could push Dwayne Harris for fourth receiver duties. This scenario would allow Harris to focus more on special teams, where he excelled for the Cowboys in previous seasons.Also looking competing for snaps in the Giants crowded receiving corps are veteran Preston Parker, rookie Geremy Davis, 2014 preseason MVP Corey Washington, Juron Criner, Julian Talley, Ben Edwards and Chris Harper. My breakdown of the Giants’ receivers is available here.Jones has familiarity with Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, who was on the Packers’ offensive coaching staff for Jones’ entire career in Green Bay. Jones spent much of his time there as a third receiver, playing behind Pro Bowlers like Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson.Ex-Raiders receiver James Jones is expected to sign with the Giants on Friday (USA Today).Still, Jones put up some impressive numbers in seven seasons in Green Bay. He racked up 4,305 yards and 37 touchdowns, averaging 13.9 yards per reception. His 14 receiving touchdowns in 2012 led the NFL.Last offseason, Jones signed a three-year, $11.3 million deal with the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, he wouldn’t enjoy the same success out west that he had with the Packers.In his only season in Oakland, he caught 73 passes for 666 yards and six touchdowns. His 9.1 yards per reception was by far the lowest of his career. Of course, a lot of that could be attributed to the poor quarterback play in Oakland.After adding Amari Cooper in the draft and Michael Crabtree in free agency, the Raiders no longer had much of a need for Jones, and released him in early May.Shortly after his release, Jones’ agent said the Giants, Chiefs and Seahawks showed interest in his client, although Jones’ visit with the Giants on Thursday is believed to be his first of free agency.The Giants have arrived to training camp in East Rutherford, N.J., and will practice for the first time on Friday afternoon. Post Views: 1,244The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsGuestLatest posts by Guest (see all) Three Great Super Bowls of the Last Decade - September 16, 2020 Florida’s the savior for sports betting during lockdown - August 5, 2020 Smart Budgeting Tips That Will Help You Save Cash When Playing Golf - July 27, 2020 How To Avoid Scams When Purchasing Football Tickets Online - July 23, 2020 Related Topics 1 Comment 1 Comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 5 Tips for Going to Your First Baseball Game by Guest | posted on February 10, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017More in Football You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 8: Review of Netflix’s “7 Yards”Tea Time with Mel and Jay is a podcast where Melody and Jackie review... Jets Should Complete Long Term Deal With Muhammad Wilkerson Could The 2015 Giants Offense Be One Of The Best Units In Franchise History?