With Stevie Johnson’s timetable unknown until after he undergoes a procedure on his knee, the San Diego Chargers signed veteran wide receiver James Jones to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
The 6-1, 208-pound Jones has caught 433 receptions for 5,861 yards and 51 touchdowns in 136 career games. He appeared in all 16 games for the Green Bay Packers last season with 15 starts, catching 50 passes to lead the team in receiving yards (890) and touchdowns (eight).
Originally a third round draft pick in 2007 out of San Jose State, Jones has played eight of his nine seasons in Green Bay. He spent one year with the Oakland Raiders in 2014, setting a career-high with 73 receptions, before returning to the Packers in 2015. The 32-year old has caught at least 50 passes in five of the last six seasons, and set a career-high with 14 touchdowns in 2012 to lead the NFL.
To make room, the team waived-injured WR Jamaal Jones, who joined the team as an undrafted free agent out of Montana.