Packers waive cornerback Derrick Jones after failed physical
Jones is a 6-foot-2, 188-pound CB who spent four years with Ole Miss in college. After declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft, Jones was selected by the Jets in the sixth round. He only appeared in four games across his first two seasons in the professional football league, however. Last Sunday Jones was waived by the New York/New Jersey franchise.
Originally Jones was added by the team to fortify its secondary following the release of wide receiver Jawill Davis. Jones’ would-be addition to the Packers’ defense came in the wake off third-year corner Kevin King “avoiding” a major injury with his hamstring.
Nevertheless, the release of Jones puts Green Bay back in a precarious spot with a wanton need for help in the secondary.
King has had a history with various injuries at the pro level with the Packers; he’s previously missed time with a concussion, groin injury, and shoulder problem.
The loss of Jones isn’t the first departure for the Pack. Green Bay lost strong safety, Kentrell Brice in free agency along with 30-year-old CB Davon House, who’s still a free agent in fact. The Packers previously cut undrafted free agent signee Javien Hamilton, another corner.
Training camp’s various comings and goings are punctuated by the fact that the Packers were tied for the third-worst number of interceptions last season in the NFL, at seven.