There's a growing notion around the league that Hakeem Nicks will not be back with the New York Giants in 2014 and thus, will put the team in the market for a wide receiver.
One of the top targets on the market who will draw some interest will be Green Bay Packers wide out James Jones, and with newly acquired offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo in the mix, Jones could be a potential target for a struggling offense that needs change and some bolstering, especially at wide receiver.
Jones was part of a wide receiver group that performed well for Aaron Rodgers and signed a three-year, $10 million deal following the Packers winning Super Bowl XLV after the 2010 season, but that was when he was three years younger. Now three years older, does Jones make sense for the Giants?
Yes, so long as it doesn't break the bank considering they have a ton of spots to fill all over the roster, but a one-year deal for Jones and putting him with Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan, plus possibly drafting a young and taller wide out in May's 2014 NFL Draft could make sense for the Giants offense, especially since Jones knows McAdoo's West Coast offense and could find some comfort playing in a system he already knows from his days with the Packers.
Jones best season was back in 2012 when he had 64 catches for 784 yards and 14 touchdowns; the touchdowns would certainly be a plus to add to the offense considering Nicks had all of zero in 2013 and just three in 2012. He's not the only Packer who the Giants have their sights set on as they have strong interest in his long-time teammate and tight end in Jermichael Finley, who is also a pending free agent next month and has expressed interest in coming to the Giants in 2014.