Can you play wide receiver? If so, you should go try out for the Carolina Panthers. Their top two wideouts right now are Tavarres King and Marvin McNutt . They have as many receptions in the NFL as I do. The six WRs on current roster have all of five career catches. Wide receiver has to be a major priority for the Panthers' brass, and James Jones is trying to make their job easier. The free-agent Packers receiver is letting the Panthers know that he would like to be a part of the solution.
Jones told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Sunday, "I would love the opportunity to play for the Carolina Panthers. I would love to play with Cam (Newton)."
Jones, who turns 30 this month, has operated as a secondary receiver in Green Bay for seven seasons. He gained a career-high 817 yards last season. He scored 14 touchdowns in 2012.
Jones is a very talented, physical, big-play receiver, although consistency has been a problem for him. I don't know if he can be a true No. 1 WR on a team. It's unknown if the Panthers have heavy interest in him, but Jones is smart enough to know that Carolina has a massive void at his position, so expressing his love to play there, feigned or not, can only help him.