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Josh Jones present for Packers minicamp.

After missing the entirety of the Packers (voluntary) organized team activities, safety Josh Jones has arrived for (mandatory) minicamp. 

Jones reportedly has requested a trade due to a lack of playing time and overall frustrations with his place in the defense. 

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Ferrari Driver's picture

Jones said "you don't draft a guy in the second to have him sit on the bench". He is correct in that statement and he needs to look in the mirror to see the reason why.

I am Gute's picture

Not so sure on that after the Desmond Bishop scenario. Personally, I hope Jones does awesome and forces them to play him.

Coldworld's picture

Bishop, a 6th rounder exceeded expectations. Thus far, Jones, a second rounder has not lived up to them. Bishop was pushing for more play time and perhaps was not moved up soon enough. Jones has yet to make much of an argument that he should be getting regular snaps. Don’t see the comparison at least this far.

I am Gute's picture

I guess I will have to watch some of the practice reports. I thought there some of us that also wondered why he wasn’t getting playing time.

Tundraboy's picture

MM caught him eating some of his donuts,or some other egregious slight.

jannes bjornson's picture

Most of us watched the games and can see he is not a playmaker, nor assignment sure, nor a tackler. Other than those points he makes for a nice Cap hit.

Bearmeat's picture

Of course he's there. He knows he has no leverage. He's going to try to get through this year and be the best he can be in case of injury and play his way somewhere else next year on a 1 year deal.

flackcatcher's picture

That's an fairly rosy view. Jones has managed to piss off his defensive coach. DC Pettine sees him as a problem child, and he has hacked off the guy who drafted him with a valuable high round draft pick. At this point Jones is nothing more than a camp body, and knowing this front office, IAM will find some excuse to move him to the PUP list. So James, who convinced you to jump without a chute........EDIT: see, see, he is so forgettable I forgot has first name. (that's my excuse and I'm keeping it....:)

Coldworld's picture

TT drafted him. That fact aside, I agree he has tilted the field further to his disadvantage.

If he is not practicing as suggested, there is likely more to come on this story.

flackcatcher's picture

As I understood the situation, TT stepped back and let IAM run that draft. Ted would handle the paperwork, but IAMGUTE would make the call in the draft room and then after the draft officially take over the front office. If what I heard is true, then TT blocked Russ Ball from axing some picks on money grounds and stomped on Murphy when he 'suggested' other than what was on the board. But given how the Packers ran last years draft with drafts over the past couple of years, it leaves me wondering what was happening in that draft room prior to Ted's retirement. But who really knows outside of those in the room. So like every other story coming out of 1265, take it with a pound of salt (and castor oil) to be sure.

Coldworld's picture

I understood it was Ball at that time. Gute was behind Elliot Wolf and others at the time.

Hawg Hanner's picture

You'd have thought we'd seen some finality in the Ted Thompson string of errors. This guy is hopefully the last bust. I can appreciate his frustration and perhaps there is scheme somewhere he can play in. Good luck though getting much in a trade. Someone will take him off waiver

PackfanNY's picture

No surprise here. Show up, get paid.

Rossonero's picture

So he's there, but not participating....was that his decision or the coaching staff's?

"I'm just here so I won't get fined." - Marshawn Lynch during Super Bowl....that quote comes to mind

Jones' sense of entitlement is irritating and I'm sure irritates Mike Pettine. Drafted in the 2nd round? Get over yourself!

Doesn't matter what round you're drafted in, if you can't play, then you won't see the field. Period. Green Bay is one of the few places where undrafted FAs know they have a legit chance. Wouldn't surprise me if HaHa Clinton-Dix was providing advice to his old teammate. Clinton-Dix was complaining to the media a lot last year and even at the end of 2017, and it seems to have rubbed off on Jones.

IceBowl's picture

I can guess the 1st question at the press conference.

The second should be, "Does he get paid for not practicing"?

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Non-rookies get travel expenses, meals and housing, plus $285 per day ($2,000 per week prorated) if they are under contract, even if they just watch.

jannes bjornson's picture

The carpenters get $ 400.00 / day plus a safety vest.

IceBowl's picture


At least they can make expenses. (*Small gold necklaces)

Monsmoy's picture

Do you think a call has gone through to Dorsey? It may be a new set up would work better for him, a la Randall.

Since '61's picture

Now that Jones has shown up I would get him involved and let him show what he can do. Let him play during the preseason and see if he generates any interest for a trade.

I would take a 5th rounder for him if we can get it by the end of TC. More likely we would end up with a 6th or 7th pick but if he doesn’t want to be here we need to trade him or chuck him before the season begins. He is not good enough to take a spot from a player who wants to play for the Packers and is probably a better player than Jones anyway. Thanks, Since ‘61

Coldworld's picture

Gute seemed to say today that Jones will not be taking the field during minicamp. That could be due to medical assessment or to ensure that there is no opportunity to cite it as a football injury. I guess time will tell.

KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

He is an idiot but if I'm the Pack I would certainly not trade. Do anything but accommodate his request. If he isnt talented enough cut him and at that point I hope he washes out of the league fairly quickly. If talented enough to make team make him sit and hope you do not have to play him and give another player the reps. If he plays and gets hurt than that is simply the cost of doing business. He certainly has changed how I view him. A contract is a contract is a contract! Primma donna!

Lare's picture

Jones is a malcontent, does little on the field and now supposedly has a hamstring issue. Yes, I can see why other teams would want to trade for him.

DragonSilk's picture

I doubt the hammy is real, but that doesn't make him a malcontent. He'd stupid to practice and risk getting hurt. If he did his trade value would be zero.

IceBowl's picture


Jones is a kid. He has plenty to learn. 2 mil is seemingly a lot now, but when he gets his big boy eyes.....?

Nick Perry's picture

When did Jones become #24????

Wasn't he #27?

IceBowl's picture

24 is part of his purgatory. :-)

Nick Perry's picture

Well right now he hasn't even played as well as the old #24 Mr. Bush. IF Jones could play ST even half as well as Bush did he'd have value. Because he plays S about as well as Bush played CB, the value is pretty much nil.

PatrickGB's picture

He has a hammy. Maybe it’s the first and the only one on the team this year.

IceBowl's picture


Of course, you nailed it.

PAPackerbacker's picture

There's to much competition and talent for Jones not to show up. It doesn't matter what round a player is drafted, it's what he contributes to the team. He needs to quit thinking he's better than the competition and prove himself. I just don't see any other NFL team knocking the door down to acquire Jones. He's a legend in his own mind.

IceBowl's picture

If J Jones wants to be relevant in the NFL, he shows up and shows his talents.

It is really that simple.

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