Friday, June 15, 2012
Should Dolphins consider James Jones?
By James Walker
Anytime a Green Bay Packers receiver is mentioned as potential trade bait, the first team that comes to mind is the Miami Dolphins and rookie head coach Joe Philbin.
First, Donald Driver's name came out of the rumor mill. The latest Packers receiver whose name is being thrown around is James Jones. Green Bay's backup has two years left on his contract and plays behind Greg Jennings, Driver and Jordy Nelson.
If the rumors are true, the Packers may be willing to move their backup receiver for the right price. Miami isn’t a team which likes to give up draft picks. But the Dolphins’ receivers haven’t impressed this offseason, which is a reason they jumped at the chance to sign 34-year-old Chad Ochocinco once he was released by the New England Patriots.
Jones, 28, is closer to his prime and played under Philbin last year when Philbin was the offensive coordinator in Green Bay. They know each other well, and it wouldn’t be much of a learning curve for Jones.
I don’t think Miami will make any trades for a wideout at this point. The Dolphins probably want to go into training camp with the group they have. But if Miami’s receivers continue to struggle, Jones could be a name to keep on the back burner.