Good morning! OTAs are still underway, Kaepernick is still rehabbing, and James Jones wants a job with the San Francisco 49ers.
No thanks. Jones would be great for veteran leadership, but if the 49ers going to do that, why aren't we just resigning Anquan Boldin? Again, veteran leadership could be great, but the 49ers need to see what they have with Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington, DeAndre Smelter and so on. Putting James or Boldin on the roster further buries those wide receivers and for some (especially Patton) this is their arguably first and only chance to show they are worth being on the squad.
And for the argument about Boldin being slow (by our friend, the anonymous NFL scout), uh...so? His lower speed hasn't stopped him from running over secondaries before. Sure he may have gotten a bit slower with age, but until he really shows me he shouldn't be on a field, despite his dip in numbers last year (the offense can be to blame for that), that's not entirely an accurate argument to make.
If you're going to get Jones, just get Boldin for the familiarity he has with the team and the city. Both aren't needed this year, we need to see what the team has.