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Daily Madden: New Raiders Receiver Has A Lot To Prove

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Wide receiver James Jones #89 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring a touchdown thrown by quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Wide receiver James Jones #89 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring a touchdown thrown by quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (KCBS) – The Oakland Raiders signed former Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones to a three year deal Monday.

“He’d be a lot better if he could bring Aaron Rodgers with him,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

The Raiders quarterback position remains unsettled.

“That’s part of the deal, you know, the chicken and the egg. Is the receiver that good? Or when you play for (Rodgers) does that automatically happen?”

Jones had 14 TD passes with the Packers in 2012 and 59 receptions for 817 yards last season, missing three games with a knee injury. He turns 30 March 31.

“If you play with an Aaron Rodgers, a Tom Brady, a Peyton Manning, a Drew Brees, an Andrew Luck, I mean all these guys, you’re going to catch a lot of passes,” Madden said. “So now conversely, when you play with someone much lesser than that, it’s going to be tough to be the same guy you were with (a star) quarterback… Throwing the ball is much more difficult than catching it. So I would always give more credit to the guy that throws it.” (7:25)

(Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.)

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