Chargers hand James Jones pink slip 27 days after signing

The San Diego Chargers released wide receiver James Jones.

What It Means:

The Chargers join the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants as teams who have cut the 32-year-old receiver over the past two offseasons. Jones was signed 27 days ago to help fill the void left by Stevie Johnson (knee surgery) this year, but the veteran wideout failed to establish a role for himself. Tyrell Williams is a heavy favorite for the third receiver job in San Diego.

The 31-year-old Jones put up an unexpected line of 50 catches, 890 yards and 8 touchdowns last season with the Green Bay Packers. However, only two of those scores came after Week 6, and while teams may show interest, his days of fantasy relevance are likely in the rearview.