Oakland Raiders' James Jones: I wouldn't be happy with reduced role
Jones signed a three-year, $10 million contract with Oakland in March. Last season for the Packers, Jones totaled 59 receptions for 817 yards and three touchdowns. In 2012, his 14 touchdown receptions led the league.
On the Raiders' first preseason depth chart, the 30-year-old Jones is listed as a second-string receiver, behind Rod Streater and Andrew Holmes.
From SF Gate:
"I wouldn't like (a reduced role) at all," Jones said. "I have missed two games in five years. I came from a no-huddle offense, real high tempo. ... My body is built to go through the season. If I have to take practices or plays off, it's time for me to hang my cleats up."
"I definitely want to prove a lot of people wrong and let them know that I can be that guy. We have a lot of talented guys here - Streater, Holmes, (Denarius) Moore, (Greg) Little - but I want to be that guy.
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