Jones announced his retirement Wednesday.
Jones was released by the Chargers last August and never caught on with another team. He spent eight of his nine seasons in Green Bay, including a 2012 campaign in which he recorded 14 touchdowns on only 64 receptions. He never reached 900 receiving yards in a season, but his rapport with Aaron Rodgers in the red zone allowed him to score 51 times on 433 career catches (11.8 percent).
Jones said he wants to play in the Bay Area, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Released by San Diego on Monday, the 32-year-old Jones seems to know that the 49ers arguably have the weakest group of wide receivers in the NFL. He's from San Jose and went to college at San Jose State, making it a strong fit from a personal perspective. While borderline roster material for most teams, Jones could potentially serve as the No. 2 wideout if he were to sign with San Francisco. It's unclear if the Niners have any interest, as head coach Chip Kelly may prefer to evaluate younger players while rebuilding the team.
Jones was released by the Chargers on Monday, Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union Tribune reports.
The veteran receiver projected as the sixth wideout on the Chargers' depth chart, so he was in competition for a spot on the final roster. Jones is entering his 10th season in the league after spending all but one prior with the Packers. Isaiah Burse, DeAndre Reaves, and Dom Williams now figure to be competing for a spot on the final roster.
Jones caught two passes for 21 yards on three targets in Sunday's preseason game against the Vikings.
Jones played into the fourth quarter, long after Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams had already been removed from the game. The Chargers wanted to add a veteran after Steve Johnson (knee) suffered a season-ending injury, but there's been nothing to suggest Jones will have a significant role in the offense. He'll likely be fighting for his roster spot in the final preseason game.
Jones recorded two catches for 21 yards in the Chargers preseason win over the Cardinals.
The Chargers reacted quickly to the season-ending injury Stevie Johnson (knee) suffered during the first week of training camp, signing Jones to provide depth at the wide receiver position. While the 32-year-old likely won't earn a starting role now that both Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin appear healthy heading into the season, Jones has developed a bit of chemistry with starting QB Philip Rivers --- enough to warrant a roster spot with the team. The veteran probably won't see the field enough to put up consistent fantasy numbers as it stands now, but he could be a solid fantasy candidate if injuries affect the top of the depth chart.
Jones will sign with the Chargers, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
With Stevie Johnson (torn meniscus) likely out for at least the first few weeks of the regular season, the Chargers brought in some veteran wideouts and ultimately settled on Jones. Though he did lead an injury-plagued Packers offense in receiving yards last year, the 32-year-old wideout previously appeared to be on the NFL fringe, having been cut by the Raiders and Giants prior to the season. Jones could compete with Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams to serve as San Diego's No. 3 wideout while Johnson is sidelined.
Jones and Brian Hartline will visit with the Chargers this week, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
With Stevie Johnson (torn meniscus) facing an extended absence, the Chargers are checking out a couple of veterans who could provide depth behind the starting duo of Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin. Despite leading the Packers in receiving yards last season, Jones will likely need to fight for a roster spot regardless of where he lands. Prior to rejoining the Packers, he was released by both the Raiders and Giants.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that the team is not focused on re-signing Jones, Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Released by both the Raiders and Giants last year, Jones temporarily revived his career after landing back in Green Bay, posting a 50-890-8 receiving line in 16 games. He shouldn't have too much trouble finding a new home, but he'll likely have to prove that he's worthy of a roster spot when not playing with Aaron Rodgers. Soon to be 32 years old, Jones is unlikely to establish fantasy value outside of Green Bay. For their part, the Packers seem happy to move forward with Jeff Janis and Jared Abbrederis competing for playing time alongside Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson (knee).
Jones hauled in seven of 11 targets for 81 yards in Sunday's win over Washington.
Jones helped set up Green Bay's first touchdown of the game by nabbing a 34-yard strike down the seam. Jones came out of nowhere to score six touchdowns in the seasons' first six games, but scored just twice afterward. He still managed to lead the team in receiving yards and was the top target in Green Bay's Week 16 loss to their Division Round opponent, Arizona. During that game, Jones caught five of 11 targets for 46 yards.
Jones caught four passes for 102 yards on 13 targets in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Vikings.
Once again wearing his famous hoodie, Jones came up with a few big plays for an otherwise lifeless Green Bay offense. He still has trouble getting open, but the inefficient receiving line was largely due to poor throws by Aaron Rodgers, with some of those essentially being throw-aways. Jones often disappeared during the middle part of the season, but with seven or more targets and four or more catches in each of the final four games, he's been the closest thing the Packers have to a reliable offensive weapon. He'll face a middling Washington secondary in the first round of the playoffs.
Jones caught five passes for 46 yards in the Packers' loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
Jones was targeted a team-high 11 times Sunday, but he could not do much with the looks, and was also held out of the end zone for the seventh time in nine games. Jones totaled 109 yards and a touchdown last time the Packers played their Week 17 opponent -- the Vikings -- in Week 11, but he has topped 49 yards in a game just once since then.
Jones caught six of nine targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-20 win at Oakland.
Jones had a nice game against one of his former teams, although he was called for a couple of penalties, including an offensive pass interference call in the end zone that nullified his own touchdown in the fourth quarter. He was able to get open more than his teammates Sunday, but he's been really up-and-down this season in general. Thus, it's hard to completely trust him next week against a very talented Cardinals' secondary.
Jones caught four passes for 49 yards in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys.
Jones saw his third most targets -- seven -- of the season Sunday, but he was quiet in the fantasy point department for the sixth time in seven games. His next game will come against a Raiders defense that ranks 28th in the league against the pass but has not allowed opposing wide receivers to total more than 20 fantasy points in standard leagues in four straight weeks.
Jones caught one pass for 19 yards in Thursday's victory over the Lions.
Jones at least saw three targets Thursday after not getting a pass thrown his way the previous week, but he still finished with minimal fantasy production for the fourth time in six games. Jones' statistics for the year -- 611 yards and seven scores -- still look good, but given his production of late, and his matchup against a stiff Cowboys pass defense in Week 14, he will be tough to rely on in fantasy lineups.
Jones failed to make a catch in Thursday's loss to Chicago.
He had a couple of difficult, but catchable balls throughout the game, but was unable to bring any in. The most notable was a drop in the end zone on third down in the fourth that would have all but won it for the Packers. It was a cold, rainy night in Green Bay, which led to difficult receiving conditions. He will look to bounce back next Thursday in Detroit.
Jones (quad) caught six passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.
Jones was held without a catch in the Packers' previous game, but he led the team in every receiving category Sunday, and found paydirt for the seventh time this season. Jones figures to battle some inconsistency moving forward as long as all the Green Bay receivers are healthy, but his next game will come against a Bears team he beat twice for touchdowns in Week 1.
Jones (quadriceps) is listed as active Sunday in Minnesota, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports.
Jones entered the Packers' Week 7 bye averaging an unsustainable touchdown per game, meaning some regression to the mean could be expected. Unfortunately for his owners, he's logged veritable no-shows during the team's subsequent three-game losing streak, managing just three catches for 59 yards on 10 targets. He'll aim to get back on track against a Vikings defense that has conceded 12.3 YPC and four touchdowns to wideouts over the past five tilts.
Jones (quad) was held without a catch in Sunday's loss to the Lions.
Jones was slowed by a quad injury late last week, and it prevented him from making any impact on Sunday's game. Jones has been almost a non-factor during the Packers' three-game losing streak, totaling just three receptions (on only eight targets), 59 receiving yards, and no scores. He is also the Packers' No. 3 receiver now with Davante Adams healthy, so it will be a challenge for him to turn things around in the fantasy production department.
Jones (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Jones' practice reps were capped both Thursday and Friday due to a quad injury, but there was little question that he would take the field in Week 10. While he's the acting No. 3 wide receiver in Green Bay behind Randall Cobb and Davante Adams, Jones, the touchdown vulture, could yield fruit versus a Detroit defense that has given up exactly one touchdown reception per game to wide receivers this season.
Jones (quad) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Lions, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.
A Thursday addition to the injury report, Jones was a limited participant both Thursday and Friday, yet he's still expected to play in Sunday's game. While always a threat to break off a long gain and/or reach the end zone, Jones hasn't topped six targets in a contest since Week 3.