ALAMEDA – After drafting wide receiver Amari Cooper out of Alabama, it seems that James Jones is the odd man out in Oakland.
According to media reports, the Oakland Raiders are set to cut the eight-year veteran wideout. The release of Jones comes on the heels of drafting Cooper and signing former San Francisco 49er wideout Michael Crabtree.
The 31-year-old Jones led the Raiders in receptions (73) and touchdowns (6 ) and 666 yards receiving, one year after signing a three-year, $10 million contract to come to Oakland.
Jones, a Super Bowl champion during his first six years in Green Bay as two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers No.3 wideout, emerged into one of the most dangerous slot receivers in the NFL.
The 6’1 208-pounder out of San José State is sure to command a market from teams in need of a slot receiver.