Green Bay Packers have no plans to trade Josh Jones
Green Bay Packers safety Josh Jones returned to the team for the start of mandatory minicamp after skipping OTA’s in an effort to be traded.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Jones likely won’t be going anywhere this year via trade.
“Josh Jones is here for the mandatory minicamp after skipping out on OTAs as a way to try to force his release or a trade. Doesn’t appear the former second-round pick is planning to practice, though. The Packers have told him they don’t plan to move him at this point.”
Jones, 24, has played two seasons for the Packers, tallying 122 tackles and seven passes defended.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur spoke on the Jones situation.
“I have not talked to him,” LaFleur said after Tuesday’s practice. “I’m just going to focus on the guys that are here. That’s something that I know [Brian] Gutey has a good handle on that situation.”
The recent actions of the Packers could relate to why Jones would like to be traded.
Green Bay signed former Chicago Bears safety Adrian Amos to a four-year, $36 million contract, as well as drafting Maryland safety Darnell Savage in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft.
The Packers have looked to revamp their safeties after trading Ha Ha Clinton Dix to the Redskins last season.
While Jones has not been traded, he will continue to desire a fresh start with another team.