Free-agent receiver James Jones posted a career high in receiving yards last season, but that hasn’t been good enough for a contract offer this offseason.
The 32-year-old recorded 890 yards on 50 catches with eight touchdowns as a a member of the Green Bay Packers and he can barely believe teams haven’t been calling for his services.
“I’m extremely surprised that I’m still here waiting, especially coming off the season that I had in Green Bay,” Jones told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday. “I led the team in touchdowns and receiving yards and had a really productive season.
“This is a crazy business so you never really know what happens but I’m in shape, I’ve been training, I’m ready to play so I’m just waiting on the next opportunity,”
Jones has spent eight of his nine seasons with the Packers, bolting for the Oakland Raiders for one year in 2014. After his exit interview with head coach Mike McCarthy, Jones thought there was a chance for another season in Green Bay, but understands the depth of young receivers in the organization.
The San Jose State product says he’s received some interest from teams, but no one has “pulled the trigger yet.”
Jones is living in San Francisco while he awaits his next opportunity and hopes that one will come close to home.
“Like I told my agent, I’m right here in San Francisco, in the Niners’ back yard,” said Jones. “I would love to stay here at home and play for the Niners. I don’t have to move my family or any of that stuff, kids get to stay in school, but at the same time, I’m just ready to play. I’ll play wherever. I’m just ready to get it on.”
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