Josh Jones’ Time in Green Bay is About Done
Green Bay Packers had a visitor at their mandatory minicamp that they did not have last time the team got together, Josh Jones. He showed up but did not practice due to a hamstring issue. Whether you buy that he actually has a hamstring issue or the Packers are keeping him out in case of a trade, that’s your choice. But given the comments made by Jones and Ryan Wood of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, it appears that Jones will no longer be a Packers player when training camp rolls around later this summer.
The reasons Jones gave for missing OTAs are fine and dandy but they’re completely shortsighted when you think about what he’s up against with this team. Jones said that he wanted to spend more time with his young daughter and liked his trainer down in Florida. Every Packers player on that roster wants to spend time with their kids, and I’m sure a majority of them preferred their own trainer versus what the Packers have in Green Bay. Jones acting like it’s not a big deal to miss optional team activities when nearly the entire roster is there feels like he doesn’t get it at all.
Jones had to be there. He needed to compete for for a starting spot with the likes of Darnell Savage Jr., Raven Greene and others on the roster. The safties depth chart got crowded quick, and instead of Jones taking action, he preferred to stay and hang out in Florida. We talked about this when he wanted a trade that Jones did not want to compete with what the Packers have on their team. Brian Gutekunst knows all of this, and the next six weeks will be spent on trying to move Jones to a new roster.
It’s too bad that Jones could never figure it out in Green Bay.