Giants To Sign James Jones

The Giants will sign James Jones to a one-year deal, the wide receiver tells Fallon Smith of (on Twitter). Jones will head east and arrive in the New York area tomorrow.

Jones probably won’t ever approach his high-water mark season of 2012, when he led the league with 14 touchdown receptions while catching passes from Aaron Rodgers. But, he’s still only 31 years old, and has remained remarkably durable, missing just eight of a possible 128 career games. He has also proven to be consistent, averaging 48 receptions for roughly 620 yards and five scores each year.

After spending seven seasons in Green Bay, Jones established a new career high in 2014 with 73 receptions in Oakland, easily the most catches for any player currently available. Given the conservative nature of the Raiders’ offense though, Jones averaged just 9.1 yards per catch, significantly below his career mark, for a total of only 666 yards.

The Seahawks and Chiefs also reportedly made inquiries on Jones since he was released by the Raiders on May 4th, but it’s the Giants that have wound up with him.

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