Just looking out for my boy, James Jones.
James Jones needs a job! Would someone please hire James Jones?
That’s pretty much what it’s come to. Jones is begging for a job.
WR James Jones who led the #Raiders in rec (73) & TDs (6) told me, "I'm not retiring. I still want to play. If you need a WR, come get me"
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 9, 2015
Jones was released by the Oakland Raiders last month, right after the team chose Alabama receiver Amari Cooper in the first round.
And while that’s business, it’s also about as big of a dick move as there is in the business of the NFL. The Raiders, specifically general manager Reggie McKenzie, released Jones after the draft. So every team that was in need of a wide receiver had just gone and drafted one.
That isn’t exactly a fertile job market to land in.
Rosters are full and thus, Jones remains a free agent.
If the Raiders gave a shit, they would have released Jones months ago, similar to how the Vikings lopped off another former Green Bay Packers receiver, when they released Greg Jennings.
That move happened in March, well before the draft. Jennings was able to find a home in Miami in April.
Jones, on the other hand, is probably going to be forced to sit around until a wideout who’s on a roster gets injured. Then he’ll get a crash course in someone’s offense, maybe make a few catches and probably get released midseason.
It’s quite possible, that through his dickishness, McKenzie has ended James Jones’ career.
After all, this is the NFL. Out of sight. Out of mind.
I feel bad for JJ. He didn’t deserve that treatment from Oakland, especially after being their only reliable receiving threat last year, while leading the team’s stats with a rookie QB. I was a little bummed to see him not get an offer from GB, but understood the business side of it and the budding roster beneath him (younger, cheaper, and capable). This wasn’t a business decision, it’s just a dick move.
Well McKenzie has been raiding the packers for a few years now without conscience. He has shown us (through his actions) that he is a total douche bag. This move does not surprise me in the least. It makes me wonder if James Jones said something to McKenzie for him to fuck him this bad however . . .
The part I don’t get is if he really was the Raiders best receiver last year, why would they let him go? They are going to need a lot more than just Amari Cooper…. particularly given that first year receivers rarely contribute due largely to the learning curve.
Reggie and Pat McKenzie. Those guys suck the Dick!
Almost makes you wonder if something isn’t up that no one is talking about. Jones’ departure from GB was eerily quiet, as was release from Oakland after having a very good season.
That being said, even when he led the league in touchdown passes I don’t think anyone ever viewed him as such. The whole situation is a little baffling.
Agree, good guy, excellent contributor and should continue to play.