Chargers Sign Veteran WR James Jones

Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) runs with the ball after making a catch for a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams during an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 24-10. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

Chargers Sign Veteran WR James Jones –
With Stevie Johnson’s timetable unknown until after he undergoes a procedure on his knee, the San Diego Chargers signed veteran wide receiver James Jones to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

The 6-1, 208-pound Jones has caught 433 receptions for 5,861 yards and 51 touchdowns in 136 career games. He appeared in all 16 games for the Green Bay Packers last season with 15 starts, catching 50 passes to lead the team in receiving yards (890) and touchdowns (eight).

AUDIO: Philip Rivers On James Jones, Bosa, And Motivation
Chargers QB Philip Rivers on James Jones signing, losing Stevie Johnson, what he remembers about his own rookie holdout and his constant motivation in football.

VIDEO: Travis Benjamin On Stevie Johnson, Philip Rivers And First Day In Pads
Chargers wide receiver Travis Benjamin on losing Stevie Johnson, acclimating to Philip Rivers and the first day in pads.

Chargers, Bosa both in right; now what? – San Diego Union-Tribune
A contract dispute has kept Bosa from participating in training camp. Get comfortable. At this rate, the stalemate won’t soon lead to compromise. No dialogue between the sides has occurred since last Thursday, a source said Tuesday evening.

On the Joey Bosa holdout, I call BS – Bolts from the Blue
The time has come for the team to stop worrying about how “they do business” and focus instead on how the league conducts business with its top five picks. That’s right; it’s time to stop treating their NFL franchise like a freaking corner lemonade stand and get this done. This is embarrassing and it needs to end now.

Americans make themselves at home in Rio – USA Today
There were no public complaints, no nasty tweets and no screaming headlines, but the U.S. Olympic Committee quietly brought in its own “fix it” crew to take care of various problems in its building in the Rio Olympic athletes’ village before the Americans moved in over the past week.

AUDIO: Steve Mason: “Rio Is Unbelievably Unprepared For This”
From ESPN LA Steve Mason joined Scott and BR live from Rio, Brazil to talk about how unprepared the city is for the Olympics, he talked about the favelas being torn down to build the International Broadcast Center, the Zika virus not being a prevalent threat and what story lines about the actual sports we should look out for.

Padres agree to sign Cuban pitcher Ronal Bolanos – Baseball America
The Padres are close to adding another player to their international signing haul, with an agreement in place to sign 20-year-old Cuban righthander Ronald Bolanos. Once finalized, the deal is expected to be for a little more than $2 million.

Padres designate Olivera for assignment –
The Padres designated outfielder Hector Olivera for assignment on Tuesday. As expected, the move takes place on the day Olivera comes off the suspended list.

The Padres acquired Olivera on Saturday in a trade with Atlanta for outfielder Matt Kemp. At the time, Olivera was serving an 82-game suspension for violating the league’s domestic violence policy and could not be designated.

AUDIO: Andy Green On Norris, Rea & Kemp’s Comments To Players Tribune
Padres manager Andy Green on the aftermath of the trade deadline, keeping Derek Norris and return of Colin Rea and what he thought of Matt Kemp’s comments to the Players Tribune.

Perdomo solid, but Padres fall to Crew –
In his first game back from a five-day absence with a sore ribcage, Braun launched a go-ahead solo shot into the Padres bullpen. He’d later add a diving grab in left field, as the Brewers topped the Padres, 3-2, to even their series at Petco Park.


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