“I just had a chance to speak with Coach Olson and he said talent-wise, there’s probably nobody that can compete with [Bryant] talent-wise,” Jones said. “But they said he’s not picking up the playbook, and that’s the reason of a little frustration right now because they want to get him on the field but he’s not able to grasp the playbook yet.”
Oakland traded a third-round pick for Bryant during the NFL Draft, and it is imperative they get him on the field so as not to have wasted that asset. Jon Gruden's offense projects to be balanced, so there are not as many pass attempts to go around as one would like. Bryant is not on the fantasy radar right now.
James Jones had a big year in Green Bay in 2015, But Jones could not recreate his summer magic in San Diego, and struggled to pick up the playbook, according to reports.
Jones very well may have something left in the tank. But there is not a huge market for 32-year-old No. 3/No. 4 wide receivers who lack elite speed and don't play special teams.
The story said Jones may need to sit home for a few weeks and wait for an injury to hit somewhere before he gets another chance. As for the Bolts, it could mean good news for Tyrell Williams or Dontrelle Inman. Previous reports said Keenan Allen could play the slot which would put Williams on the outside, while Inman is more of a slot receiver which could keep Allen on the outside.
The Chargers are signing long-time Green Bay Packers wideout, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source aware of the move.
Rapoport reported earlier that the Chargers were hosting Jones and former Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline on Tuesday, per sources. In addition, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported former Lions receiver Lance Moore would also work out for the team.
It's clear the 32-year-old has lost a step, won't get much separation from corners and will rely on timing with the quarterback to earn any production in his 10th NFL season, the story said. With Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin look like they will start, so the Chargers might be comfortable using Jones as a veteran replacement in a limited role in 2016. However as we reported several times, it's not out of the question Allen gets time in the slot with Jones on the outside.
Nov 20, 2015 · 6:29 PM EST
Packers WR James Jones (quadricep, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11. Jones isn’t producing like he did at the beginning of the season and it may be due to injury. He played 99% of the snaps in Week 10, so his playing time hasn’t been limited.