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Brad Jones returns to Packers


Linebacker Brad Jones took a trip to Tennessee, but he’s going to be remaining up north.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Jones has agreed to terms on a deal that will keep him with the Packers for at least one more year. No terms of the deal have been reported.

Jones stepped into the lineup after Desmond Bishop and D.J. Smith were lost for the year to injuries and was playing his best football at the end of the season. It was his first extended time as an inside linebacker and did well enough to generate interest from the Titans and others as a free agent. He finished the year with 77 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.

There should be a good deal of competition for linebacking roles with the Packers once they start their offseason work. A.J. Hawk, Bishop, Smith and Jones give Dom Capers plenty of options at inside linebacker and Jones also has experience on the outside.


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16 Responses to “Brad Jones returns to Packers”
  1. ShimSham says: Mar 21, 2013 6:12 PM

    This is a good move. He’s ultra-versatile and he’s pretty good in coverage.

  2. Sackville Rc says: Mar 21, 2013 6:12 PM

    This is a good signing. Lets see if Jones can keep up his pace, and really make a name for himself. He just seems to keep improving.

  3. gregm5s7 says: Mar 21, 2013 6:28 PM

    Finally, something Packers FA-wise to be excited about!

  4. kc571 says: Mar 21, 2013 6:44 PM

    Bummed. I wanted him in KC.

  5. PowerMad says: Mar 21, 2013 6:55 PM

    OMG! This is the piece the Pack needed to bring back in order to return to the Super Bowl. Thank God TT and Co. made this move!

  6. trapshoot says: Mar 21, 2013 7:01 PM

    Good move for Green Bay. Thompson gambled and won on this one.

  7. djcoreylee says: Mar 21, 2013 7:41 PM

    Now we just need Elvis!

  8. tangysizzl says: Mar 21, 2013 7:43 PM

    I really hope this means GB will trade AJ Hawk for whatever they can get for him, which admittedly won’t be much.

    Looking at the list of ILBs in GB you have
    Desmond Bishop
    DJ Smith
    Brad Jones
    Robert Francois
    Jamari Lattimore
    Terrell Manning
    AJ Hawk

    Thats a long list of players for 2 starting positions and 2 backups. Although Lbers are a favored position for STs so theres a chance a couple more could stick just for that reason.

    There is zero chance in my mind that AJ Hawk wins one of the starting jobs if there is a true competion to start at the position, zero. If he doesn’t start than how can you justify spending around 3 million for a backup/STs guy.

  9. dyna42 says: Mar 21, 2013 7:51 PM

    He will more than likely end up in Minnesota someday.

  10. theytukrjobs says: Mar 21, 2013 10:22 PM

    Great sign to cap off a monster offseason for the Packers. They’ve really improved. Next year instead of being edged out by a team in the Playoff’s they’ll win it all.

  11. contra74 says: Mar 21, 2013 11:39 PM

    The pieces are in place LOL! I hope the issue another round of stock soon so they can rob these yokels while the mirage is fresh!

  12. gbmickey says: Mar 22, 2013 12:09 PM

    He is a good signing but only as a backup. He he starts that means we have not improved in that area.

  13. purpblooded says: Mar 22, 2013 1:01 PM

    Don’t expect to improve much if they pay your QB 20 mil and give clay a big contract. The 9ers sure embarrassed the Packers in the Play-offs. Packers could probably use “the Old Fart” ’cause their defense sux!

  14. hansenbrothers says: Mar 23, 2013 8:37 AM

    Overpaid for a backup, role player

  15. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 23, 2013 5:49 PM

    When the Packers humiliated the Vikings and ended their season, I predicted this would happen.

  16. stellarperformance says: Mar 24, 2013 12:33 PM

    Sign your own free agents (that are worth keeping,) and build through the draft. Keep the faith everybody. Do you really wish Ted would make moves like Philadelphia did last year?

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