The New York Giants have announced that they have enhanced their roaster by entering into a one year agreement with wide receiver James Jones.
The terms of the contract state that Jones will pocket $ 950,000. Apparently, the wide receiver is at the top of Giants rankings based on touchdowns, receiving yards and catches.
Jones has been in the big league for the last nine years. Seven of those years were spent in Green Bay Packers while two were reserved for the Oakland Raiders.
Though the wide receiver is still learning the ropes in Giants, he is privileged to know someone from his past. And that happens to be no other than the current Giants offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo.
Prior to joining the Giants, McAdoo was a trainer in Packers. His tenure actually coincided with that of Jones and so it will be easy for the two to catch up again.
The wide receiver is easily visible with a height of 6″1 while carrying a weight of 200 pounds. Jones has so far appeared in 120 games of the regular season where he started in 57 contests.
Throughout his career, Jones has maintained a record of 383 receptions for 4,971 yards and 43 touchdowns. Before Jones arrival, Victor Cruz was their best with 264 catches for 3,963 yards and 24 touchdowns.
During his tenure with the Raiders in 2014, he managed to appear in 96 contests where 10 were starts. 2014 was actually his best year because he beat his own and team record by grabbing 73 passes for 666 yards and six touchdowns.
Prior to his departure from Packers in 2013, the wide receiver was boasting with 817 receiving yards on 59 catches. As a matter of fact, that was the peak of his career in football.
“I remember the great year he had, and then last year he caught a number of balls, he led the Oakland team,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “He’s a veteran receiver, outstanding hands, been in this system, knows the system well, should fit in well, and should compete.”
And for every year that Jones was in Packers, they always made it to the playoffs. It is in deed Jones that helped them scoop the Super Bowl XLV trophy in 2011 after defeating Pittsburgh.
The wide receiver started his career in professional football while still studying in San Jose State University. He actually appeared 44 times for the university where 21 of those were starts. At the end of it all, Jones had recorded 126 passes for 1,496 yards (11.2-yard avg.) and 12 touchdowns.