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Eagles offered James Jones a contract before he signed with Giants, per report

Just an interesting after the fact report.

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Veteran free agent wide receiver James Jones has signed a one-year contract with the New York Giants, according to NFL media's Ian Rapoport. More interestingly, however, Rapoport notes the Philadelphia Eagles were one of a few other teams who made offers to Jones this offseason.

This news is at least a little interesting considering the circumstances. The Oakland Raiders released Jones following the 2015 NFL Draft on May 5, so the Eagles already had first round pick Nelson Agholor in the fold before making an offer to him. The Eagles also didn't really need another veteran considering Miles Austin is already filling that role.

It makes sense that Jones chose New York because the Giants' offensive coordinator is former Green Bay quarterback coach Ben McAdoo. James played for the Packers from 2007 through 2013.

The Eagles currently have 12 wide receivers under contract: Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper, Josh Huff, Nelson Agholor, Miles Austin, Seyi Ajirotutu, Jeff Maehl, Quron Pratt, Rasheed Bailey, Devante Davis, John Harris, G.J. Kinne. The first six names are most likely to make the final roster.

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