Packers Activate RB Aaron Jones, Waive CB Deante Burton


The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday that they’ve officially activated RB Aaron Jones from the suspended list and waived CB Deante Burton.

The Packers had a roster exemption that was set to expire for Jones later today.

Jones, 23, was taken in the fifth-round of last year’s draft by the Packers. He signed a four-year, $2.6 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $555,000 and $645,000 over the first two years of the agreement.

Jones served a two-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

In 2017, Jones appeared in 12 games for the Packers and rushed for 448 yards on 81 carries (5.5 YPC) to go along with nine receptions for 22 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

Burton, 24, wound up signing on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas State back in May of last year. He was waived coming out of the preseason and was later signed to their practice squad.

The Falcons brought Burton back on a futures contract this past January only to waive him again at the start of the regular season. The Packers later claimed him off of waivers.

In 2018, Burton has appeared in one game and recorded one tackle for the Falcons.

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