With wide receiver Stevie Johnson undergoing surgery this week for a torn meniscus, the Chargers were in need of another pass-catcher.
Welcome to San Diego, James Jones.
The team announced today that it has signed Jones, who is entering his 10th NFL season, to a one-year contract. The San Jose native spent last season in Green Bay, where he played in 16 games for the Packers and hauled in 50 receptions for 890 yards and eight touchdowns. Jones was drafted by the Packers in 2007 and, besides a one-year stint in Oakland in 2014, has spent his entire career in Green Bay. For many years, he was quarterback Aaron Rodgers' go-to receiver and helped the Packers win a Super Bowl in 2011.
Over his entire career, Jones has caught 433 passes for 5,861 yards and 51 touchdowns. In all but two seasons, he has played in every regular-season game and has also made 13 postseason appearances (six starts).
The 32-year old free-agent tweeted that he was excited to join the Chargers, and added a message to the fans:
The Chargers waived-injured wide receiver Jamaal Jones to make room on the roster.null