The Daily News has learned that the Jets have expressed a real interest in Packers free-agent wide receiver James Jones. The Jets, who released Santonio Holmes this week, desperately need to bolster its receiving corps to inject life into one of the league’s worst pass offenses from last season. The team has only one reliable wideout (Jeremy Kerley) on the roster. David Nelson and Stephen Hill are the only others on the roster with quality game experience. The 6-1, 208-pound Jones has 310 receptions and 37 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Packers. Jones, who will turn 30 later this month, had 59 receptions for a career-high 817 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games last season. He had a league-high 14 receiving touchdowns in 2012. The Jets are hosting Eric Decker, arguably the top receiver in this year’s free agent class, on Wednesday. The team has not scheduled a visit with Jones at this point, according to sources.
Jets express real interest in Packers free-agent WR James Jones
New York Daily News | Mar 12