The Facts: With Stevie Johnson set to undergo surgery on a torn meniscus, the San Diego Chargers are testing out potential replacements. The Chargers are hosting long-time Green Bay Packers wideout James Jones and former Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline on Tuesday, per sources.
Diehards Line: After a one-year run with the Raiders in 2014, Jones had an impressive bounce-back year in Green Bay. Jones pulleed in 50 receptions for 890 yards and eight touchdowns, while filling in on an injury-plagued receiving corps. For several stretches Jones was Aaron Rodgers' go-to target. With Jordy Nelson's return and a cavalcade of younger targets on the roster, the Packers said so-long to Jones once again. With Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin already slated for starting spots, the Chargers might be comfortable using Jones as a veteran replacement in a limited role in 2016. Hartline spent 2015 with the Browns after six season in Miami. The 29-year-old veteran has eclipsed 1,000 yards twice and has never been a top touchdown target. Hartline started just four games in Cleveland last season, totaling 523 receiving yards in 12 games played. If San Diego signs him, Hartline will reunite with Benjamin, his receiving partner in Cleveland.