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.
CLE WR Brian Hartline - Week 14, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 14 vs San Francisco
Brian Hartline led the Browns in receiving last Sunday when they were destroyed by Cincinnati, catching eight passes for 83 yards. Hartline was prolific in part because Travis Benjamin left with an injury, but over his last three games, Brian is averaging 7.3 receptions and 78 yards per game.
Nevertheless, Hartline has never been a big touchdown scorer and has a very low ceiling, even against a generally poor San Francisco pass defense. Benjamin should be back in the lineup and the potential return of Taylor Gabriel could also take some targets away from Hartline. Standard league owners should bypass Brian. He might be able to squeak out WR3 value in PPR leagues, making him a passable flyer for anyone in a bind.