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The Oakland Raiders sign former Packers WR James Jones

James Jones #89 of the Green Bay Packers makes a catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field on December 22, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

It was very fortunate for the Oakland Raiders that the Carolina Panthers did not go after wide receiver James Jones, formerly of the Green Bay Packers.

It was reported on Monday that Jones signed with the Raiders after stating, over the weekend, that he would have loved to play for the Panthers. The report insinuated that Carolina, most likely, did not feel the same about Jones.

Anyway, the Raiders are lucky that the Panthers did not go after Jones. The signing of the ex-Packers was a good move by the Raiders, as it will boost up the receiving crew for next season.

James Jones will join Rod Streater, Denarius Moore, and Andre Holmes in the receiving squad. All the current WRs for the Raiders have been promising and have shown potentiality to become a major offensive threat.

The only thing missing last season was a great quarterback to get things going. Yes, Jones is coming to a team that needs a QB; however, it would not hurt to add a superb veteran like Jones on the receiving squad.

Jones has been with the Packers for seven years in which he has accomplished over the 400-yard mark in six of those years. Last year was Jones’s best year, as he accomplished 812 yards. Additionally, in 2012, Jones was the leading league receiver with 14 touchdowns.

The receiving needed some work, and the Oakland Raiders took care of that department by signing James Jones on a three-year contract for $11.3 million.

Next, to take care of the quarterback ordeal.

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