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The Dolphins are reportedly interested in veteran wide receiver James Jones
According to the Sun-Sentinel, the Dolphins are trying to acquire wide receiver James Jones from the Packers.
Miami has been actively pursing receivers in a trade, and Green Bay’s James Jones is one of the players being targeted. Earlier this week Ireland said the second-round pick Miami got for cornerback Vontae Davis and the third-round pick the Dolphins acquired for trading Brandon Marshall to Chicago this offseason is “ammunition” to make something happen.
Rumors involving Jones have been swirling for months, but a deal involving the former San Jose State star would’ve made a lot more sense in the spring. At this point, why would the Packers trade away a proven receiver? Not only is Jones having an excellent training camp, but 37-year-old Donald Driver is running on fumes and youngsters Diondre Borel and Tori Gurley haven’t developed into legitimate NFL players.
As for potential compensation, corner Vontae Davis might’ve made sense, but he was dealt to Indy last week. Miami doesn’t have any other DBs who would substantially upgrade the secondary. And does it make sense for the Packers to trade a key part of their offense for a draft pick – even a third? Probably not. This team wants to win a Super Bowl, and it’s probably going to have to do it without a great defense. That’s why trading away a player who can put points on the scoreboard doesn’t really add up.
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