Josh Jones “prepared” if Packers need him to fill in for Kentrell Brice

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Josh Jones is ready to fill in for Kentrell Brice for however long the strong safety is out. But Jones is rooting for his teammate’s return.

“Oh, man. That was bad, man,” Jones said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “You hate to see that, especially as a player. That’s your brother. You don’t like to see an injury, period. I don’t care who it is — other teams, teammate, whatever. Everybody’s got a family to feed; everybody’s playing for something. You hate to see that.”

Brice was the leading candidate to replace Morgan Burnett after Burnett signed with the Steelers in free agency. But he was carted off with a leg injury Monday.

Brice missed the last nine games of 2017 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn deltoid ligament in his right ankle.

Jones, a second-round pick in 2017, started seven games and made one interception and five pass breakups as a rookie.

Next man up,” Jones said, via Ryan Wood of USA Today Network. “That’s the mentality I feel like in all sports. You hate to see that. You hate to see one of your teammates go down, man, but the next guy should be prepared. That’s why you prepare. When it’s your time to be called upon, you’re ready.”

10 responses to “Josh Jones “prepared” if Packers need him to fill in for Kentrell Brice

  1. “Fill in”?

    Josh Jones has been the “favorite” to be the starter since the end of last season.

    Kentrell is a big hitter and very talented and was getting a shot to battle with Josh but never was he thought of as the starter.

    Pettine was working both players at times with the 1’s so far in camp. That is common early in any camp.

  2. wafflestomp says:
    July 30, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Why would you even have him risk injury on that cow pasture they call a practice field.
    That turf has ended another’s career.
    No matter how mundane it was becoming

  3. KB has flashed some ability and instinct and was expected to make the jump, so it’s a loss if he misses significant time.
    Josh has shown some instinct she he’s in the box. He needs to play better in space if he’s going to be the starter.

  4. Best player plays. You guys are all claiming Jones was the favorite but that’s solely based on Jones’ draft position, not his ability to perform. Brice has been the better safety and is doing a better job of earning that spot (until now). On good teams, the best player plays regardless of draft position.

  5. Best player plays. You guys are all claiming Jones was the favorite but that’s solely based on Jones’ draft position, not his ability to perform. Brice has been the better safety and is doing a better job of earning that spot (until now). On good teams, the best player plays regardless of draft position.
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    I’d debate that.

    Jones was gangbusters early last year.

    He was outplaying Burnett, nevermind Brice.

  6. Good news on Kentrell. X-rays were negative for a break. McCarthy said “Kentrell will not practice today” Said he will have a timeline for his return once the swelling goes down.

    McCarthy also said Jake Ryan is still going thru testing now. I’m hearing though that it is serious.

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