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Could WR James Jones be Vikings replacement for Sidney Rice?

July 29, 2011 by Jeff in FREE AGENTS

A day after losing Sidney Rice to a big deal in Seattle, the Minnesota Vikings were linked to negotiations with the three best young receivers left on the free-agent market.
Multiple reports had them in discussions with the New York Jets’ Braylon Edwards, Green Bay’s James Jones and San Diego’s Malcom Floyd, and they reportedly were close to a deal with Jones at one point Thursday morning.

But there were no signs a deal was done with anyone late Thursday night, leaving questions swirling about a position significantly weakened by Rice’s imminent departure.

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MNVIKINGSBLOG ANALYSIS:

We have been hearing a lot of chatter that James Jones from the Packers could be the next guy.  There were reports out yesterday that the Vikings were close to completing a deal with the 27 year old wide receiver.

The Vikings have a big hole to fill with Sidney Rice gone and hopefully can find someone soon to start working with Donovan McNabb.  Fortunately for Vikings fans, Donovan McNabb is an experienced quarterback who has worked with some weak receiving units in Philadelphia.  Hopefully McNabb can ease this transition and help make up for the loss of Rice.

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