Chargers Add Receiver James Jones

Former Packers Wideout Signs With San Diego

The San Diego Chargers signed veteran NFL wide receiver James Jones to a one-year contract Tuesday.

Jones is expected to help the Chargers offense after slot receiver Stevie Johnson tore his meniscus during the opening weekend of training camp.

Johnson plans to undergo surgery later this week and the timetable for his return is unknown until after his knee surgery.

Jones played eight of his nine NFL season with the team that drafted him - the Green Bay Packers. He also spent the 2014 season with the Oakland raiders.

Jones’ regular-season totals include 433 career catches, 5,861 yards and 51 touchdowns. The 6-1, 200-pound San Jose, California native led the NFL with a career-high 14 touchdown catches for the Packers in 2012. 

In 2014, he caught a career-best 73 passes for the Raiders and last season, he even totaled a career-high 890 yards for the Packers. 

Jones has appeared in 136 career regular-season games with 72 starts.

Jones won a Super Bowl ring with Green Bay following the 2010 season. In their 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jones had five catches for 50 yards. 

He has appeared in a total of 13 postseason games (six starts) where he caught 35 passes for 491 yards and four scores.

To make room for Jones on the roster, the Bolts waived injured wide receiver Jamaal Jones.

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