Packers S Josh Jones Seeking Trade

In 2017, the Packers selected safety Josh Jones in the second round of the draft. Two years later, the defensive back is seeking a trade. As ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reports, Jones is skipping the Packers’ OTAs with the hope of forcing a trade.

A source told Demovsky that Jones “believes it would be best for both him and the Packers if they parted ways.” The 24-year-old continues to work out with a trainer in Florida as he prepares for training camp. Jones had previously reported to the start of offseason workouts back in April.

“I have not talked to him,” said head coach Matt LaFleur (via the Associated Press). “I’m just going to focus on the guys that are here. That’s something that I know [general manager Brian Gutekunst] has a good handle on that situation.”

Jones has spent his entire brief career in Green Bay, although he’s yet to emerge as a full-time starter. The safety seemingly took a step back during his sophomore season, finishing with 55 tackles, one sack, and two passes defended in 13 games (five starts). Pro Football Focus ended up ranking Jones 70th among 93 eligible safeties.

The Packers invested heavily on the safety position this offseason. The team inked former Bears safety Adrian Amos to a four-year, $36MM deal. The Packers later traded up in the first round to select Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr..

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13 comments on “Packers S Josh Jones Seeking Trade

  1. Tankittothelimit

    Not very smart. Hasn’t shown anything on the field as yet, leaving the team with no bargaining power.
    Don’t like the new competition? Beat them…

  2. mattcubs

    Seems like he would have a decent chance to play some inside “hyrbid” linebacker this year, which would be a good fit for him as deep coverage is not his strong suit. I know he was bellyaching a bit last year, so I suppose this isn’t a surprise. Given his weak play, it doesn’t seem like the Packers would recoup much as far as draft value goes. I’d keep him.

    • Tankittothelimit

      Spot on Matt, can’t play deep. But if he couldn’t get regular snaps as a hybrid ‘backer in the 2018 Packers defense then he doesn’t have much hope this year.
      That said, I still think he should have kept quiet and worked his butt off to make it. He was assured a roster spot beforehand due to his contract, playing time was up to him. Running away never looks good.


    It’s like a no talent version of Antonio Brown and Bell move….like GMs will really care

  4. PeterDipersio

    Josh Jones is ranked 70th out of 93 eligible safeties in the NFL ! What makes him think that he is good enough to seek a trade? This guy will eventually be out of a job!

  5. Packers still owe the Redskins a defensive back after the Clinton-Dix fiasco. There’s a whole at safety and the Redskins need some coverage capable linebackers. Send him over cheap please and we’ll forgive you the last trade.

  6. wrigleyhawkeye

    Seems like this should show up u see the GB Packers Rumors too, not just Pro Football.

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