Packers S Josh Jones Hoping To Be Traded, Skipping OTAs

     

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Packers S Josh Jones is skipping OTA’s in the hopes of forcing a trade. 

Demovsky writes Jones believes it would be best for both him and the Packers if they parted ways and has asked Packers GM Brian Gutekunst to release or trade him.

The Packers are crowded at safety following the acquisition of Adrian Amos in free agency and Darnell Savage in the first round.

Demovsky also mentions Jones has only started 12 games in two seasons. When the Packers traded away S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, they moved Tramon Williams from corner to safety instead of starting Jones. 

Jones has been working out on his own in Florida, per Demovsky. 

Jones, 24, was a second-round pick by the Packers out of North Carolina State in 2017. He’s entering the third year of a four-year, $4.2 million deal and is slated to make base salaries of $849,856 and $1,042,284 the next two seasons. 

In 2018, Jones appeared in 13 games for the Packers, recording 55 total tackles, one sack, no interceptions and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 70 safety out of 93 qualifying players. 

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