Packers release Brad Jones

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The Packers started paring down their roster ahead of the start of the new league year by releasing tight end Brandon Bostick earlier this week and they continued on Friday by parting ways with linebacker Brad Jones.

Green Bay announced Jones’s release with a statement from General Manager Ted Thompson.

“We thank Brad for his contributions and dedication to the Packers over the past six years,” Thompson said. “We wish him all the best.”

Jones joined the Packers as a seventh-round pick in 2009 and played 76 games for them over the last six years. Jones was in and out of the starting lineup over those 76 games, but saw steady playing time with the Packers over the years. With A.J. Hawk’s future less than totally secure, the linebacking corps could wind up looking much different in 2015.

Jones was set to make up to $3.75 million in salary and bonuses in 2015, so that’s money the Packers can now devote to other uses that may include contract offers for impending free agents Randall Cobb and/or Brian Bulaga.

120 responses to “Packers release Brad Jones

  1. Players are stepping over each other, they can’t get out of that choke factory fast enough.

  2. He’s the worst linebacker in the league…

    Don’t worry TT will draft one that is worse in April…

  3. About 3 years overdue.

    Two questions:

    1) How has this guy stayed on the team this long?

    2) How long until he signs with the vikings?

  4. Hopefully Mike McCarthy and Dom Capers are next. Or at the very least fire Capers and have McCarthy in the hot seat in 2015.

  5. Only slightly more surprising than the sun setting in the west. He had a lot of bad plays and stupid penalties.
    GB has to be hoping Perryman or Decker will be there at # 30. Otherwise I guess Matthews is due for more early downs duty inside.
    Anyway, Bostick has to be happy that there’ll be another guy he knows in the Mini locker room.

  6. It looks like all of McMuffin’s scapegoats are being waived.

    With the addition of phony and meaningless assistant coach titles, McMuffin has now insulated himself from any criticism, and now has plenty of people to fire before they get to him…

  7. Man, these Viking comments sure are sad. I guess that’s what happens when your best player says he’d rather go play for Dallas than come back to your miserable team.

  8. longhairdontcare66 says:Feb 20, 2015 4:36 PM

    He’s the worst linebacker in the league…..

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    And yet the Packers held on to him for 6 seasons and let him play in 76 games! With decisions like that, it makes sense now why their D is so bad.

  9. Thank goodness. The guy has good measurables, but taking an average situational OLB and moving him inside was a disaster.

    The rather funny part is that every time he was hurt, the Packers were mysteriously better. I mean they’d bring in a street FA or low round replacement and the guy would look like the second coming.

    He can probably play ST for someone. He seems adequate in that arena.

  10. Another 7th rounder. Packer fans would be less stressed if those higher draft picks like Nick Perry and Datone Jones would just pan out. Until then…7th rounders and street free agents will keep crushing the Packer fans hopes…

  11. A.J. Hawk is next.

    Then I expect a FA signing at ILB some time this summer.

    GB needs more speed and some beef in the middle and Hawk wasn’t fast enough when he was 15lbs heavier and now he still isn’t fast and doesn’t hit anyone.

    Jones was the type of guy who could be a good ILB but his head never matched the body. Dumb mistakes, missed assignments, penalties will get anyone cut from the Packers.

  12. Love the Packer trolls. Yea, the Packer totally suck and they’re chokers. The Bears blow, The lions keep tripping over themselves, and the Vikings are the Vikings… but yea, the Pack suck!

  13. Why is it all we ever hear from Packer fans is how great all their players are, but the second one of them gets cut everyone says he was the worst player in the league?…..

    You are right Teddy, but just reversed. When the packers sign street scrubs, then they become the second coming of a HOF player..)))

  14. To all the Viking trolls Packers Vikings last 20 games W/L
    Packers 14 wins – Vikings 5 wins 1 tie. If the Pack suck so bad what does that say about the Vikings!
    You have been owned and are perennial basement dwellers. Your jealousy rears its ugly head.
    SKOL=
    Simply
    Kant
    Overcome
    Losing

  15. Holy shmoly, the Packers choke, their diva gets his panites in a bunch about it so the team panics and starts and cutting anyone and everyone. It is like they keep doing human scrafices until they please their diva lord.

  16. You have been owned and are perennial basement dwellers. Your jealousy rears its ugly head……….

    I am sad for you that Wayne Larabee didn’t get to say
    “And..Theres..Your..Dagger…

    However, when he went into the locker room after the game..He pointed to the defense and McMuffin and said those very words…

  17. I would like to echo Teddy’s comments.

    Packer fans act as if all the players on their roster that aren’t the super star players are some kind of diamond in the rough type players that the “genius” TT has found.

    Once you cut ties with them you can’t wait to p*** on their jerseys

    If it weren’t for #4 your team would have gone through the 90’s and 00’s as a bottom feeding team. You treated him as a God. The second he didn’t want to play anymore you get out your pitch forks and torches and you’re ready to burn his house down.

    Wonder what’s gonna happen when ol’ #12 decides to take his football and go home. I’m sure it’ll be something like…

    “He was okay but he ain’t no Bart Starr! Good riddance!”

  18. vegasgreek says: Feb 20, 2015 4:34 PM

    TED THOMPSON IS STARTING TO CLEAN HOUSE !
    =========================

    So when will he start with McCarthy, Capers and the entire strength and conditioning/medical staff?

  19. choke? sitting in your ice shanty year after year on dec 13th knowing your season ended 4 weeks ago.

    yeah the pack chokes hard all the time..and chokes must mean is in the playoffs in mn speak.

    Tell me stories of favre throwing the int when he could have ran and you beat the saints

    indulge me in lore of the FIRST 15-1 team to not make the Superbowl in 98…wiiiiiiiiiiide left

    you clown shoes invented the poor season

  20. hawk944 says:
    Feb 20, 2015 4:44 PM

    D like cheese… swiss cheese, lots of holes in it.
    —————————————————————————————-

    Nothing is more sad than posting a joke that isn’t even funny.
    Unless of course you feel compelled to explain it.

  21. Over/under on “Vikings will sign him” comments. I will say 100…..

    I will say over 100 (There are about 50 now) will be the number of Packer fans posting “I bet he goes to the Vikings” then laughing like Dauber Tice..like their post was actually original

    Is there no imagination in these posts?

  22. About time. On the other hand, the Vikings will have their next starting linebacker in 3…2..1…

  23. Holy shmoly, the Packers choke, their diva gets his panites in a bunch about it so the team panics and starts and cutting anyone and everyone. It is like they keep doing human scrafices until they please their diva lord….

    Yep all the diva had to do was change the play…

  24. rosstuckershair says:
    Feb 20, 2015 5:13 PM

    Why is it all we ever hear from Packer fans is how great all their players are, but the second one of them gets cut everyone says he was the worst player in the league?…..
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    I seriously challenge you to go over the last 6 years of PFT’s comment board and find (1) one single positive comment on Brad Jones.
    Try looking for a Brandon Bostick one too.

  25. The Vikings Dynasty has begun. First we get Bostick and now Brad Jones to plug the middle for us. Spielman will soon resign Longwell and unretire Farve. Charles Johnson will have 2,400 yards and 47 touchdowns this year, and Darren Sharper gets acquitted, comes back and leads the NFL with 32 INT’s in 2015. The Dynasty is here. Spielman and Zimmer are HoF GM/Coach. Look out NFCN!

    S
    K
    O
    L
    !!!!!!!

  26. I don’t understand why everyone is saying “Oh so now the Packers fans hate him”, news flash, we’ve ALWAYS HATED him. He was one of the big reasons we lost the season opener and he played horribly for the last 2 seasons all together. If you don’t remember correctly, we were hoping Thompson was going to do something in the draft or F.A. because none of us wanted to see him start another game.

  27. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Feb 20, 2015 4:42 PM
    Hey, look everybody! Cody/Poet/Ariana/Teddy/Etc has a couple of more new identities! How exciting!

    I bet you will be shocked to hear that fans from teams, not just the Vikings, laugh at the Green Bay Chokers. Dont worry, keep believing its just the Viking fanbase.

  28. 16 Responses to “Brad Jones returns to Packers”

    ShimSham says:
    Mar 21, 2013 6:12 PM

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

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    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.

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    gregm5s7 says:
    Mar 21, 2013 6:28 PM

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

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    kc571 says:
    Mar 21, 2013 6:44 PM

    Bummed. I wanted him in KC.

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    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!

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    trapshoot says:
    Mar 21, 2013 7:01 PM

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

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  29. I love all you morons who are saying the ship is sinking in GB. I know you’re hopeful, but sorry folks, it aint happening. TT is simply clearing out room to sign the guys that need to be re-signed and possibly a FA. GB will continue to be the cream of the NFC north unless the Lions can put it together. They are the only other good team in the division.

  30. universalchurchoftruth says:
    Feb 20, 2015 5:46 PM
    16 Responses to “Brad Jones returns to Packers”

    ShimSham says:
    Mar 21, 2013 6:12 PM

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

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    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.

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    gregm5s7 says:
    Mar 21, 2013 6:28 PM

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

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    kc571 says:
    Mar 21, 2013 6:44 PM

    Bummed. I wanted him in KC.

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    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!

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    trapshoot says:
    Mar 21, 2013 7:01 PM

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

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    Wow – where is that packer guy that said he challenges anyone to find any positive remarks about Brad Jones? Eat crow much?

  31. wafflestomp says:
    Feb 20, 2015 5:38 PM
    rosstuckershair says:
    Feb 20, 2015 5:13 PM

    Why is it all we ever hear from Packer fans is how great all their players are, but the second one of them gets cut everyone says he was the worst player in the league?…..
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    I seriously challenge you to go over the last 6 years of PFT’s comment board and find (1) one single positive comment on Brad Jones.
    Try looking for a Brandon Bostick one too.
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    Hey wafflestomp – did you that list of pro brad jones posts that someone listed here? Did you see it? What now? Man get over yourself – Packers suck!

  32. pzzldfan says:Feb 20, 2015 5:18 PM

    To all the Viking trolls Packers Vikings last 20 games W/L
    Packers 14 wins – Vikings 5 wins 1 tie. If the Pack suck so bad what does that say about the Vikings!
    You have been owned and are perennial basement dwellers. Your jealousy rears its ugly head.
    SKOL=
    Simply
    Kant
    Overcome
    Losing

    —————–

    A. The NFL is all about the starting QB. Green Bay has lucked out in that department twice in a row. With Green Bay’s having consistently strong QB play, they should be embarrassed to have only won 14 out of the last 20 (assuming your numbers are correct).

    B. I am quite positive that most Packer fans actually spell “can’t” as “kant”.

  33. You’re either with us or against us….I gotta feelin Green Bay Goin to da Super Bowl!

    “If you’re going to San Francisco (and we are) be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. (and we will)

    #SUPERBOWL50 GBP Worlds Champs again!!!

  34. thevikesarebest says:
    Feb 20, 2015 4:39 PM
    It’s been a pleasure to watch the cheeseheads choke year after year and this year was a historic choke.have fun declining.SKOL

    Whats even better is watching the juggernaut The New England Patriots become four time champions

  35. I seriously challenge you to go over the last 6 years of PFT’s comment board and find (1) one single positive comment on Brad Jones.
    Try looking for a Brandon Bostick one too..

    You are 100 percent right and I stand corrected. I believe I commented on Brad Jones once saying “as if the Packer fans couldn’t love him anymore”

    You get the point on that one..

  36. diveleft says:

    “A. The NFL is all about the starting QB. Green Bay has lucked out in that department twice in a row.”

    Luck?

    Aargh… That would be true if the Vikes didn’t pass on Aaron Rodgers TWICE in the 2005 draft.

    Troy Williamson and Erasmus James are laughing at you.

  37. Hey, is it too late to get in on that “Vikings will sign him” thing? Is that bit still fresh?..

    I think they might be close to 50, and getting really stale. In the spirit of competition, lets not mention it to them. They all feel they are being snarky and unique. I guess it is too much to peruse the comments and see the identical mindset…

    Originality doesn’t seem to be the strong suit of these fans…

    Thought for the day….

    when you mix green and gold together…they create Seahawk lime green…

  38. Aargh… That would be true if the Vikes didn’t pass on Aaron Rodgers TWICE in the 2005 draft.

    Troy Williamson and Erasmus James are laughing at you…

    As I mentioned yesterday to another failed history project…. the Beloit Press failed to mention the fact to Packer fans that Daunte Culpepper was runner up league MVP that year in 2004. See…they had no need for a quarterback. So it was fortunate that TT woke up right at the 23rd pick, had some coffee andy picked Rodgers at 25…

  39. Sorry rosstuckershair,

    The Packers had a three-time MVP quarterback who still had YEARS left in the tank.

    Just ask the Vikings who were thisclose to going to the Super Bowl with Favre, who happens to be the other “lucky” move the Packers have made in the past two decades.

    Minnesota Vikings fans who whine about not having a QB should whine to the team’s front office.

    It’s been a QB-driven league for a long time. If only the Vikings brass could figure that out.

  40. I just don’t know what to make of this.

    Do the Viking trolls ever quit?
    Is that just too much for them to understand?
    Do they understand ANYTHING about football?

    All day, every day, yap-yap-yap.
    Really, they should just give it a rest.
    It isn’t getting old, it got old long ago.
    All day, every day, yap-yap-yap.
    Night after night, day after day.
    I’d like them to just go away.
    Seriously, they’re just too much.

    Maybe it’s just me getting old.
    Or maybe they really are just that annoying.
    Maybe they bother others as much as they do me.

    It would be nice if they could be banned.
    No way that happens, though.

    They drive the rest of us nuts.
    How long must we endure?
    Even other Vikings fans are sick of the trolls.

    Bears fans at least have class for the most part.
    Up in Minnesota, too many do not.
    There are just too many of them.
    Too, too many.

  41. Like so many Packer players before him, Brad Jones leaves town with Superbowl memories and a ring that immortalizes his legacy. That he was fortunate enough to play in front of the best fans in football was just icing on the cake. Thanks for your service, Brad.

  42. Wow the haters are out! Pack dominates the NFC North every year. FACT. Pack makes the playoffs every year. FACT. AROdg is the best QB in history. FACT. Every other team in the NFC wishes they had the same record as the Pack over the last 20 years. FACT. Next year will be no different. FACT. Same as it ever was…hahahahahahaha.

  43. indulge me in lore of the FIRST 15-1 team to not make the Superbowl in 98…wiiiiiiiiiiide left..

    May I remind you of your last 15-1 season…One and done…

  44. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Feb 20, 2015 6:56 PM
    I just don’t know what to make of this.

    Do the Viking trolls ever quit?
    Is that just too much for them to understand?
    Do they understand ANYTHING about football?

    All day, every day, yap-yap-yap.
    Really, they should just give it a rest.
    It isn’t getting old, it got old long ago.
    All day, every day, yap-yap-yap.
    Night after night, day after day.
    I’d like them to just go away.
    Seriously, they’re just too much.

    Maybe it’s just me getting old.
    Or maybe they really are just that annoying.
    Maybe they bother others as much as they do me.

    It would be nice if they could be banned.
    No way that happens, though.

    They drive the rest of us nuts.
    How long must we endure?
    Even other Vikings fans are sick of the trolls.

    Bears fans at least have class for the most part.
    Up in Minnesota, too many do not.
    There are just too many of them.
    Too, too many……………………………………………………………………………………..

    Cry me a river…The Packer fans are the first in every Viking article. Most Packer fans cannot stand the fact that their team flopped and other fans from many teams are letting them know…You team is far from being above criticism. The packer fans crow every year about winning the Super Bowl..Maybe the Milwaukee Journal has some comfort for you

  45. Minnesota Vikings fans who whine about not having a QB should whine to the team’s front office.

    It’s been a QB-driven league for a long time. If only the Vikings brass could figure that out………………………………………

    They have…

  46. Wow the haters are out! Pack dominates the NFC North every year. FACT. Pack makes the playoffs every year. FACT. AROdg is the best QB in history. FACT. Every other team in the NFC wishes they had the same record as the Pack over the last 20 years. FACT. Next year will be no different. FACT. Same as it ever was…hahahahahahaha.

    The goal is winning the Super Bowl..You have won two in the last 47 years..FACT

    28-22 FACT

  47. The Vikings will grab him, their idiot fans will brag about how they are going to beat us because of him, then in a couple years will cut him and the whole thing starts all over again.
    So what is the most lonely job in the Viking organization? The Superbowl trophy room custodian.

  48. Used to amaze me that so many fans of a team that has known nothing but ineptness and futility for over 50 years would spend so much time reading and commenting on every story that is about the Packers. Now I realize that they realize that the Vikings have already been eliminated from the postseason following the 2015 season, and we haven`t even finished the combine yet, so they see no sense in reading any stories about their own pathetic team. Enjoy having Jones on your team and enjoy being the SadKingdomOfLosing.

  49. Timothy Benton says:
    Feb 20, 2015 7:31 PM
    The Vikings will grab him, their idiot fans will brag about how they are going to beat us because of him, then in a couple years will cut him and the whole thing starts all over again.
    So what is the most lonely job in the Viking organization? The Superbowl trophy room custodian.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    He got downsized almost 40 years ago.

  50. rosstuckershair says:
    Feb 20, 2015 7:18 PM
    Minnesota Vikings fans who whine about not having a QB should whine to the team’s front office.

    It’s been a QB-driven league for a long time. If only the Vikings brass could figure that out………………………………………

    They have…

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    As a Viking`s fan would think you would no better then that.

  51. rosstuckershair says:
    Feb 20, 2015 6:31 PM

    when you mix green and gold together…they create Seahawk lime green…

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Wonder what you get when you mix purple and white?

  52. Have to say almighty cabbage made me laugh, funny post.

    Packer trolls, your team really did choke, thought I’d remind you.

    TT’s brief magic is over, Pack is on the decline, implosion just started, in 2 yrs they’ll be the NFCN doormat lol

  53. rosstuckershair says: Feb 20, 2015 7:19 PM

    The goal is winning the Super Bowl..You have won two in the last 47 years..FACT

    28-22 FACT
    ————-

    And how many has your team won in those 47 years?

    Oh…..that’s right.

    Pretty sad that you spend all day, every day, on this site, commenting on stories about the Packers.

  54. Brad Jones is a rocket scientist, very few people know this fact. He will make a lot more money after football than he made playing ball. He is so smart he will retire rather than play on a losing team like the Vikings.

  55. And how many has your team won in those 47 years?

    Oh…..that’s right.

    Pretty sad that you spend all day, every day, on this site, commenting on stories about the Packers….

    May I refresh your memory..

    jcbadger34 says:
    Feb 19, 2015 10:16 PM
    He whips a toddler, the Vikings pay him millions to not play…..and he’s going to be a whiny baby about rejoining the team?

    I would say I feel sorry for the fans…..but they definitely deserve this. Ha!……………

    Nice…articulate post you made.

    Stories on the Packers are low hanging fruit these days. Just as you are in every Vikings article. Read above again and get over yourself..

    I know that you cannot see the forest through the trees..However..your team is no dynasty..just a team that sneaks a Super Bowl every 25 years…Yet at every opportunity the Packer fans look down their noses at other teams..smug and arrogant..Maybe you won’t be crowning yourself Super Bowl champs every August now…

  56. My guess is Bostick and Jones were cut now as a service to them to have a better chance to catch on with another team, they clearly are not in the future plans of the Pack, but for all you scapegoat truthers out there, if this is really a case of blaming the lowest on the totem pole, they couldn’t have picked more deserving players.

  57. Jones is off to the Pats. Be surprised if he isn’t. He’s a great source of G2 for them.

    Pack fans, man, lay off poor old TT. You guys have one the best teams in the NFL. That’s almost all due to his work. Imagine, if you can for a minute, what it’s like for us Bears fans. Can you?

  58. Now, as usual, Brad Jones becomes the devil du jour like all released Packer players or those Packer players who leave the organization….

  59. You trolls talk as if we loved Jones until he was released. The guy has been useless for years and this move was a long time coming. He sucked on the packers and he’ll suck on his next team….but please try to twist it whichever way you need to get off.

  60. Just throwing it out there…in the last 5 years, the vikings haven’t had a better record than the Packers. In the last 10 years, I think we’ve been better than them 6 or 7 of those 10 years. It’s so strange that Vikings fans blast Green Bay’s team and Ted Thompson. The packers are clearly the best organization in that division.

    yeah

  61. @Holden MaGroin: “Packer fans act as if all the players on their roster that aren’t the super star players are some kind of diamond in the rough type players that the “genius” TT has found.” — I don’t. I am more than willing to call a turd, “a turd”. There have been a few players, other than Jones, that I’ve thought must be holding incriminating pictures of Thompson, because they should have been sent packing long before they finally were.

  62. I doubt that Bostick was a scapegoat. Rather, he is a guy that has had three years and hasn’t shown that he is worth a roster spot. They did the right thing by cutting him instead of giving him another chance.

  63. Well the vikings now have a starting TE and Linebacker in the matter of 3 days of course these guys were just backups and close to returning to the practice squad in TITLETOWN but ta….well in minnesooooota they get to start right away. lol

    minnesoooooota trolls the conversation ends here,
    GREEN BAY PACKERS 13 TIME WORLD CHAMPS
    minnesooota zero

    those are just the facts.

  64. Let’s not forget that the packers usually have more draft picks than a lot of teams out there. It’s only logical that they would also be cutting players.

    The fact that we have cut many players who went on to do nothing after leaving speaks to the fact that we do more with less. Isn’t that the idea?

    As a packers fan, I think the Vikings are headed in the right direction…but I’ve said that before.

  65. Geecrizz….

    Ahh, that’s 2 Super Bowls. The NFL was not fully merged until year of Super Bowl 3. The other ones won were when there was like what? 4 players on each team that didn’t even play other conferences. Remember, out of that span in the NFL, you won nothing for 28 years. Once Rodgers is done your fate will return.

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