Packers releasing safety Josh Jones

Ross Houston
August 29, 2019

Their latest whiff is on 2017 second-round pick Josh Jones.

Jones took to social media on Sunday morning to declare that the Packers have informed him of his release. The 24 year old started five games last season. Kallil played his college ball at UNLV.

The Green Bay Packers are looking to add a running back to their roster according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky and GM Brian Gutekunst was working the phones to add one via trade after the release of Darrin Hall.

The safety was slated to begin the season as a backup to former Bears safety Adrian Amos, whom the Packers signed to a four-year deal in March. Former undrafted free agent Raven Greene also has worked ahead of Jones both at safety and at inside linebacker in the sub packages. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Jones had asked to be traded. He skipped a portion of the team's offseason program and had been absent from practice for almost two weeks with an undisclosed illness.

When Jones returned for the Packers' mandatory minicamp in May, but did not practice because of a hamstring injury, he said his future with the team was "not up to me".

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