Packers sign DL, lose Jones to Raiders

Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) walks the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys  Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) walks the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Monday was another day of loss and gain for the Green Bay Packers.

Green Bay lost wide receiver James Jones to free agency Monday.  Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie announced that Jones had signed a three-year contract to play in Oakland. McKenzie is a former Packers front-office member.

Jones started all 14 regular-season games he played in for Green Bay in 2013. He caught 59 passes for 817 yards and three touchdowns. He led the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 2012 when he caught 14 scores on 64 receptions and 784 yards. Jones started all 16 regular-season games in 2012.

Jones played his high school and college football in San Jose, California. He was drafted by the Packers in the third round in 2007.

The Packers announced they had signed defensive tackle Letroy Guion Monday. Guion (6’4″, 315 lbs.) is a seventh-year player. He played the last six seasons in Minnesota and was the Vikings fifth round draft pick in 2008. He started all 28 games he appeared in for the Vikings over the past two seasons.

The Packers have already re-signed defensive lineman B.J. Raji and signed free agent defensive lineman Julius Peppers over the weekend.

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