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Five Things You Need to Know About James Jones

Here are five things you need to know about new wide receiver James Jones, who signed with the Chargers on Tuesday.

1. Leader of the Pack – The nine-year veteran is fresh off one of his best campaigns, leading the Green Bay Packers last season in touchdowns (eight), receiving yards (890) and yards per reception (17.8) on 50 catches.  He had at least four catches in eight games, and surpassed 90 receiving yards on four occasions.

2. Super Bowl Tested– Jones has proven to be a clutch receiver, evidenced in his strong showing that helped lead the Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV.  The 6-1, 208-pounder caught five passes for 50 yards in the 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.   Overall, he's played in 13 postseason games with six starts, catching 35 passes for 491 yards and four scores.

3. Return to the AFC West– This isn't Jones' first time playing in the AFC West.   The wideout spent 2014 with the Oakland Raiders, where he set a career-high with 73 receptions.  He had two standout games against the Kansas City Chiefs that year, totaling 13 catches for 104 yards and a pair of TDs in two games.

4. Former NFL Touchdown Leader– Jones' best season came in 2012 when he led the entire NFL with 14 receiving touchdowns. He scored multiple touchdowns in four games that year, including a three TD effort against the Chicago Bears.

5. Familiar Faces– The wideout is joining some familiar faces at Chargers Park.  The wide receiver battled against cornerback Casey Hayward each day at practice last year in Green Bay, while he was college teammates with Dwight Lowery a decade ago at San Jose State.

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