Chargers cut WR James Jones

The former Packer was having trouble learning the offense.

The Chargers cut wide receiver James Jones on Monday, a source confirmed.

Jones, is his tenth NFL season -- eight of those years spent in Green Bay -- admitted recently that he was having trouble learning the Chargers offense after being signed the first week of training camp.

"It's a lot different than Green Bay," Jones said last week. "It's baby steps. I'm still learning out there, still thinking a lot, [that's] still slowing me down a little bit. I just got to keep pounding away at it and hopefully I'll break through here and understand it more.

 

"Coming in, I felt like I've seen really every concept, a lot of different verbiages. This offense has been really tricky for me …  It's just not coming to me extremely fast yet. I still have to break the huddle and think in my head, 'Okay, this is what I got.'"

Jones had a career year in Green Bay in 2015 -- 50 receptions for 890 yards -- but has been released by the Raiders, Giants and Chargers in the last sixteen months.

The Chargers need to cut to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon. Earlier today, they waived WR Torrence Allen, C Bruce Johnson, CB Michael Lee, LB Zach Hodges, DT Bruce Gaston and CB Greg Ducre, placed C Chris Watt on Reserve-PUP and claimed running back Gus Johnson, in addition to signing Joey Bosa to a four-year contract.


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