Nov 4, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) runs after catching a pass during the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Oakland Raiders sign James Jones to three-year deal

The Oakland Raiders finally decided to spend some of that available cash, inking wide receiver James Jones to a three-year contract this afternoon.

Jones spent his entire seven-year career with the Green Bay Packers but was not retained by the green and gold, opting to move on to the silver and black.

Raiders giving former Packers WR James Jones a three-year deal.

There were multiple teams interested in Jones, including the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers, but Jones seemingly wanted to find the right situation which he has apparently found in Oakland.

Jones struggled with consistency during his first few seasons in the league – especially regarding drops – but seemingly turned the corner during the past few seasons after a renewed commitment.

The addition of Jones all but makes the veteran the best wide receiver on the Oakland roster and should help their offense moving forward, though we still don’t know who’ll be throwing passes to the veteran wideout.

Financial terms of the deal have yet to be released (outside of the contract length), though we will update them as they’re announced.

Jones is a Bay Area native who attended San Jose State University.

Update: Jones’ contract is worth $11 million dollars over three seasons.

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