Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) turns to run with the football as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) defends during the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Sign WR James Jones, OL Kevin Boothe

After making several additions to their defense in free agent, the Oakland Raiders turned to the other side of the ball on Monday, signing free-agent wide receiver James Jones and offensive lineman Kevin Boothe. (h/t

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, via Twitter, Jones’ deal is for three years and $11.3 million, while Boothe got two years. Terms of his contract weren’t disclosed:


Jones, a San Jose native who played collegiately at San Jose State, spent the last seven seasons with Green Bay, emerging as a full-time starter in 2012, when he had a career-high 64 catches for 784 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns.

Last season, slowed a bit by injuries, Jones had 59 receptions for a career-best 817 yards and three scores in 14 games.

For his career, Jones has 310 receptions for 13.9 yards per catch and 37 touchdowns.

He was a third-round pick in 2007 by the Packers after completing his career with the Spartans, with whom he caught 70 passes and 10 touchdown passes as a senior in 2006.

Boothe started all 16 games for the New York Giants in each of the last two seasons, splitting time in 2013 between center and left guard. In all, Boothe started 48 games for the Giants, with whom he had played since 2007.

It is Boothe’s second stint as a Raider. He was drafted by Oakland in the sixth round out of Cornell in 2006 and made 14 starts at right guard as a rookie, but was waived the following spring.

Last season, Boothe played all but five offensive snaps for the Giants.

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