The Green Bay Packers have lost another member of their offense. They have seen their starting center leave for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their back up running back take an interview with Pittsburgh, and now one of Rodgers’ favorite red zone targets, James Jones, has signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders.
The deal is reportedly worth just $11.3 million over three years, which suggests that the Packers didn’t view James Jones as having his best football in front of him. The Packers easily could have kept Jones had they wanted to given what the Raiders paid for him, but they let him go. With Jarrett Boykin emerging last year in Jones’ and Randall Cobb’s injury absence, it’s likely they see Boykin as the replacement for Jones in the starting lineup.