5:17 PM EDT, Sun May 24, 2015

Raiders confirm releases of James Jones, Miles Burris, Kevin Boothe and also waive five other players

The Raiders announced the releases Tuesday of wide receiver James Jones, linebacker Miles Burris and offensive lineman Kevin Boothe as well as five other players. All three players were displaced in part because the Raiders selected players at their positions… Continue Reading →
Niners Nation May 5, 2015

WR James Jones released, QB Terrelle Pryor, CB Alfonzo Dennard waived

The NFL has seen three interesting players released or waived over the last 24 hours. Could the 49ers take a look at any of them? The NFL Draft and undrafted free agency might be hitting our rear view mirror this week, but that does not mean roster additions are complete. NFL teams are adding and dropping players left and right, opening the door for some changes. Three recent transactions are particularly interesting for San Francisco 49ers fans. On Monday, the Oakland Raiders released wide receiver James Jones. On Tuesday, the New England Patriots waived Alfonzo Dennard and the Kansas City...

James Jones' release needs an explanation

The Oakland front office began shedding some veteran players just hours after the draft, and while some make sense, the release of James Jones is confusing. In terms of pure talent, the Oakland Raiders' roster is improving, but it remains far from "elite" — which is one of many reasons why the release of James Jones is confusing. In 2014, James Jones was Oakland's best receiver — leading the team in targets (111), catches (73) and receiving touchdowns (6). In fact, Jones' contributions went beyond just the numbers — if Oakland needed a big play in a big spot, you could be sure that...

Raiders reportedly to cut Jones, return to Green Bay unlikely

 Photo/ James Jones reportedly has been informed that the Raiders are releasing him after one season. GREEN BAY – James Jones’ homecoming apparently will only last one season. And a return to his previous NFL home appears unlikely.The former Green Bay Packers wide receiver has been informed by Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie that the team is releasing him, according to a report from CSN Bay Area.The Raiders took Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper with the No. 4 overall pick in last weekend’s NFL Draft and signed ex-San Francisco 49ers wideout Michael Crabtree in free...
Acme Packing Company May 4, 2015

Former Packers wideout James Jones released by Raiders, per report

Jones' tenure in Oakland lasted just one season. For the second time this offseason, a wide receiver once employed by the Green Bay Packers is searching for a new team. According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, the Oakland Raiders have released James Jones. 2014 was Jones' first season with the Raiders after a seven-year stint in Green Bay. The veteran wideout led Oakland with 73 catches and six touchdowns. He finished second on the team in receiving yards with 666. Jones was far more prolific as a member of the Packers. His best season came in 2012 when injuries to Jordy Nelson and Greg...

Report: Raiders release veteran wide receiver James Jones after one season

A day after the 2015 NFL Draft in which the Raiders made wide receiver Amari Cooper their top pick at fourth overall, they have informed veteran wide receiver James Jones he was to be released according to a report by Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area. BREAKING: San Jose native James Jones told me GM Reggie McKenzie has informed him the #Raiders are going to release him. #Raiders — Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithCSN) May 4, 2015 This move comes as quite a surprise considering Jones played a significant role in the Raiders offense last season after the team signed the former long time Packers...
Gang Green Nation May 4, 2015

NY Jets: Raiders To Release James Jones

Should the NY Jets be interested? The Oakland Raiders reportedly will be releasing veteran wide receiver James Jones after just one season in Oakland.  The acquisition of Amari Cooper in the 2015 NFL draft and the signing of free agent Michael Crabtree apparently left Jones the odd man out. James Jones is a 6' 1", 200 pound eight year veteran wide receiver.  He just turned 31 years old a month ago.  Jones spent all but one of his seasons as a second or third option in Green Bay's prolific passing game.  He never has had a season with more than 817 receiving yards, and has had only one...

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