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Raiders sign receiver James Jones, Kevin Boothe

ALAMEDA -- The Raiders continued to add veterans with championship pedigrees in free agency, signing San Jose product James Jones on Monday to infuse production and professionalism to a youthful core of wide receivers.

Jones, 29, who played at Gunderson High in San Jose and at San Jose State, has 310 receptions for 4,305 yards and 37 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

Not coincidentally, Jones was selected by the Packers in the third-round of the 2007 NFL draft when Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was member of the personnel department.

According to ESPN, Jones' signed a three-year contract worth $11.3 million.

Guard Kevin Boothe, an eight-year veteran who started 14 games as a Raiders rookie in 2006, signed a reported two-year contract with Oakland a couple of hours after the team's signing of Jones .

Boothe, 30, is primarily a guard but played six games at center with the New York Giants last season. He has 62 NFL starts and played on two Super Bowl championship teams with New York, his team the past seven seasons.

Despite being a rookie starter in 2006, Boothe was cut the following season when the Raiders switched from a power-gap blocking scheme to a zone scheme under Lane Kiffin and line coach Tom Cable.

"This place has always held a special place in my heart as the team that drafted me,'' Boothe said in a conference call.

Jones gives the Raiders a deep threat.

"I've been talking to Reggie for the last couple of days," Jones said on a conference call with Bay Area reporters. "Reggie and I had a real good relationship in Green Bay. (I trust) his vision, the direction he's trying to go. He runs a team the way I play on the field -- just hungry and trying to be the best."

Jones had 59 receptions for a career-high 817 yards last season with three touchdowns, and in 2012 caught 64 passes for 784 yards and a career-best 14 touchdowns.

The Raiders' top three receivers last season were Rod Streater, a second-year player out of Temple, Denarius Moore, the talented but inconsistent four-year veteran out of Tennessee, and Andre Holmes, who blossomed in the latter part of the season to be part of the Raiders' plans in 2013.

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