Lions free agency rumors: James Jones drawing 'heavy interest' from Detroit

Tom Lynn

The Detroit Lions are reportedly pursuing wide receiver James Jones.

We're less than a day away from the official start of NFL free agency, and a new name has been connected to the Detroit Lions: James Jones. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver is set to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, and the Lions reportedly have "heavy interest" in signing him.

Jones, who will turn 30 in March and is entering his eighth season in the NFL, has been with the Packers since 2007. Last season, he played in 14 games and caught 59 passes for 817 yards and 3 touchdowns. And in two games against the Lions in 2013, Jones caught a total of 7 passes for 206 yards and 1 touchdown.

Jones would certainly be an upgrade for the Lions at wide receiver compared to what they have right now. While he isn't necessarily one of the younger free agents at wide receiver, he could turn out to be a more affordable option, and it'd certainly be nice to not have to face him twice a year.

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