The fifth-year option would have run the Packers $8 million in 2017, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.
Jones, 25, was taken with the No. 26 overall pick back in 2013. He’s in the final year of his four-year, $7.71 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $1 million for the 2016 season to go along with a$457,264 roster bonus.
In 2015, Jones appeared in 15 games for the Packers and recorded 20 tackles, three sacks, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 46 edge rusher out of 110 qualifying players.