The Oakland Raiders have reportedly added veteran free agent wide receiver James Jones to their roster. The deal is for three years and valued at $11.3 million. The Raiders had the most money to spend heading into free agency this year, and have made some curious moves with all that cash. Jones does provide the Raiders with a large, physical receiver coming off his best year in career yardage (817) in 2013.
Jones, 30, is one year removed from leading the NFL in receiving touchdowns (14) but he was catching passes from QB Aaron Rodgers. The quarterback situation in Oakland is a major question mark.
This signing removes yet another receiver off the market for the Carolina Panthers. Jones, marketing himself last week, made it be known that he would like to be catches from Panthers QB Cam Newton. Carolina is cash strapped and have lost three of their top four receivers from 2013 and the fourth, Ted Ginn Jr. remains on the free agency market.