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New York Giants' Potential Free-Agent Target: James Jones, WR, Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers don't appear interested in keeping free-agent wide receiver James Jones. Could Jones land with the Giants?

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James Jones of the Green Bay Packers
James Jones of the Green Bay Packers
Jonathan Daniel

The Green Bay Packers are apparently prepared to move on without free-agent wide receiver James Jones. Could Jones, 30 next season, find a new home with the New York Giants?

Here is the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Jones' future with the Packers:

Life goes on, and the Green Bay Packers appear to have moved on from wide receiver James Jones.

A source said Jones hasn't been offered a new contract and, in all likelihood, won't be.

"I don't think Ted Thompson wants him," Frank Bauer, Jones' only agent since being drafted by Green Bay in the third round in 2007, said at the NFL scouting combine.

Jones and the Giants could be a match. First, of course, is the reality that new Giants' offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo was an assistant coach with the Packers during Jones' entire career in Green Bay. Second, with Hakeem Nicks almost certain to leave and the Giants unlikely to retain the unproductive Louis Murphy they have only three experienced receivers -- Victor Cruz, Jerrel Jernigan and Rueben Randle.

Jones has never been a star in Green Bay, but has always been a productive player since the Packers selected him in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He has 30 or more catches every season except 2008, when he played in only 10 games.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pound Jones started for Green Bay the past two seasons, catching 64 and 59 passes. In 2012 Jones had 14 receiving touchdowns, most in the NFL. In seven seasons Jones has 310 catches, 37 touchdowns and an average of 13.9 yards per catch.

Jones might be a nice low-cost player who not only could fill a need for the Giants, but could help ease the transition as the Giants revamp their offense.

Your thoughts, Giants' fans?