Packers safety Josh Jones wants to be traded

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Usually when guys sit out of OTAs, they want something.

For Packers safety Josh Jones, it’s a new address.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Jones is skipping OTAs in hopes of a trade to a new team.

The 2017 second-rounder (61st overall) has asked to be traded and thinks a change of scenery would be best for both sides, but the Packers seem to have come to that conclusion without him.

After being leapfrogged by undrafted rookie Kentrell Brice last year, the handwriting was on the wall in large letters. Then the Packers spent heavily in free agency for Bears safety Adrian Amos, and used a first-round pick on Darnell Savage Jr.

69 responses to “Packers safety Josh Jones wants to be traded

  1. Josh is thinking he has no shot at beating out Amos or Savage at safety which is probably true, but in Pettine’s D he could see time as a hybrid LB/Safety. Josh has shown promise at times, but he is the odd man out on this defense and he knows it.

    We will see if Gute decides to shop him.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  2. Also, pretty telling when an undrafted player beats you for playing time in the NFL. Writing is on the wall and he thinks a change in scenery will save his career….he is lying to himself

  3. Did he just have enough of that locker room poisoned by Aaron Rodgers’ bad attitude or does he just want out of living in Green Bay? Either way its a waste of a high draft pick.

  4. He is very athletic, he should buy in and try harder. I hate to say that as I am not there, but no team is going to hand him a spot.

  5. Go to your safe space and let the adults discuss football, mmmmk little jealous child?

    Poor Barney

  6. Josh Jones just said what every other packa playa wants to say. “Get me outa here”!!!!

  7. First off Jones should realize if he was good enough he wouldnt be passed up by other players but be made the starter.demanding a trade instead of competing with others for the job is a cowards way out,it shows he has no confidence in his ability.who is going to trade for him knowing he will demand to be traded in the face of real competition.

  8. Quite a lot invested into their secondary this year. They should hold onto him as Packers are always devastated by injuries, which their fanbase loves to use as the go-to excuse for wasting the majority of Rodgers and Favre’s careers.

  9. Man all these people saying he is a coward for demanding a trade… only good people demand trades etc…

    Maybe all he feels is a change of scenery would be good. Maybe a better opportunity to play would be nice. Maybe a chance to be used accordingly towards his skill set. God knows, Packers in the past have been known not to use players towards their strengths. I know because I watch the Packers every sunday. Sometimes, people need to wake up a little bit. Dude just wants a better opportunity to show himself off. Doesn’t feel like he is getting that here. You would do the same if you were in his shoes. Get off the high horse of the internet.

  10. Josh Jones is an extremely gifted athlete. He can run and jump and has great size for his position.

    He is also dumb as a rock, cannot recognize routes and anticipate anything. He’s a special teams player at best unless something goes off in his head and he suddenly gets it. But when has that ever happened for a 3rd year player? You can usually see some sparks but this guy is a dud.

    If GB can trade him and get anything of value in return have at it!

  11. Who is Josh Jones and why does he think he has trade value post draft?

    A slew of injuries to Safeties would need to occur. These players are so dumb.

  12. LandOf10000MethLabs says:
    May 21, 2019 at 9:39 am
    Not good enough for the Packers, so he’ll no doubt be in the starting lineup for Minnesota come Week 1.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    61st player taken. Would love to see Minnesota pick him up. Zimmer will coach him up correctly. Green and yellow fans loved the pick at the time but quickly turned against him when he wants out. I don’t blame him.

  13. This is old news as far as the Safety position is concerned.
    Jones has always proven to be liability in coverage, and was another late career miscalculation by Ted Thompson.

    The Packers moved on from him as early as last year.
    And then shored up the Safety position in March and April.
    His only real shot at making the roster this season will be as a sub package MLB and a backup Box Safety.
    Jones always liked talking about how much he liked to hit players, stop talking about it, get your ass to work, and just do it.

    This is a big moment for both, Matt LaFluer and Brian Gutekunst to handle this situation correctly.
    Don’t allow an unhappy Jones to become a distraction, or set an early precedent by trading him.
    Don’t give in to his misguided demands.
    Force him to come to the mandatory and training camps. (He will.)
    And then cut him at the appropriate time, (They will.) and then quietly move on.

  14. Josh has been better when he played closer to the line of scrimmage. There will be a opportunity to compete to play some ILB which is where he could excel.

    If I’m Josh I go to OTA’s and work hard and discuss with Mike Pettine what his plans are for him. He may like what he hears. What he is doing now is hurting only himself.

  15. No hate for the pack, noone in history has cried more than saints.

    Be honest many of you, politics sometimes is the culprit, if you haven’t been victim to it watch out it is coming. The guy has the athletic ability more than likely so give him a break, he just wants a chance, at least he’s not sitting back, getting a check & poisoning the lockerroom.

  16. I didn’t even know Packers had a secondary – guess he must’ve been the only one on it.

  17. Players are so concerned with getting respect that they forget it has to be earned. Want an opportunity to start, work harder, play better.

  18. Draft order isn’t always important. Undrafted guys oftentimes end up being stars. High picks end up being duds. It happens to all teams. Right now, everybody is training camp fodder. Wake me when it’s over.

  19. Even i could start on the hapless green bay defense.
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    Only problem with that is which of your many usernames would you put on the jersey?

  20. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 21, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Did he just have enough of that locker room poisoned by Aaron Rodgers’ bad attitude or does he just want out of living in Green Bay?
    _________

    Well, I see you’re still banging this tired, cliched drum.
    As I’ve noted before, I’ll take the avalanche of positive opinions from current and former teammates of Aaron Rodgers, to some dopey, bitter, internet troll who seems to seethe with irrational hate whenever any Packer news story happens to appear on PFT.

    I mean seriously, ariana, it looks like you’ve trotted out a majority of your aliases today.
    But, I fully expect to see the other 4 or 5 before the day is finally through.

  21. stellarperformance says:
    May 21, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Wake me when it’s over.
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    That’s your Mom’s job to yell down the stairs when breakfast is ready.

  22. R E L A X.
    Move along, nothing to see here folks…. Dude is just another typical Packer draft
    B U S T.

  23. Jones could have been a pretty intriguing prospect this year if not for the Amos signing.

    Clearly a box S. Had the tools to be a Kam Chancellor-type, especially paired with a rangy S as they expect Savage to be.

    Would have been fun to watch that play out.

    .. but, good success to Jones with his next team.

  24. He’s no longer entertaining, even. Just tiresome and predictable. I’m not talking about Josh Jones.
    =====

    McCarthy is gone, thankfully.

  25. Every player in an NFLcamp is a great athlete in one way or another. But without much on tape he probably would only be traded if he is part of a package for a better known player. Most teams will be looking at thier own draft picks and UDFA’s before looking for help. That would be after OTA’s at the soonest. So even getting released now rather than later won’t help much unless some team has coveted him (unlikely. He will probably be released at some point and you can get him for free so no one is going to make this trade. I think most of the other constructive posters are right. He needs to work hard and be the best player he can be so when he is released, he is at his most desirable.

  26. ariani1985 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 10:14 am
    Even i could start on the hapless green bay defense. Try a new job

    Fairly new to this site but have seen enough to know that “your” starting on the GB defense would leave you without being able to perform your full-time job; which is trolling anything GB related (and even things not GB related). It must be a sad existence to have anything in your head that much…

  27. I think he deserves a chance to play closer to the line, if he doesn’t show something then, then he is another TT bust. Keep him and play him at the Packers convenience, perhaps as backup for injuries, unless someone offers something good.

  28. May 21, 2019 at 10:51 am
    cheeseisfattening says:
    May 21, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Did he just have enough of that locker room poisoned by Aaron Rodgers’ bad attitude or does he just want out of living in Green Bay?
    _________

    Well, I see you’re still banging this tired, cliched drum.
    As I’ve noted before, I’ll take the avalanche of positive opinions from current and former teammates of Aaron Rodgers, to some dopey, bitter, internet troll who seems to seethe with irrational hate whenever any Packer news story happens to appear on PFT.

    I mean seriously, ariana, it looks like you’ve trotted out a majority of your aliases today.
    But, I fully expect to see the other 4 or 5 before the day is finally through.
    ____
    I am man enough to own everything I say on here as 1 alias. Unlike others waffle. Ahem Ahem

  29. “Rodgers said, noting that he had gotten supportive calls from “over 100” current and former coaches and players since the story appeared.”
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    I don’t believe 5 ex-players have Rodgers’ number let alone over 100. More lies from Rodgers. But really what else can he say after his teammates aired his dirty laundry in public. Mark Murphy’s words, not mine.

  30. LandOf10000MethLabs says:
    May 21, 2019 at 9:39 am
    Not good enough for the Packers, so he’ll no doubt be in the starting lineup for Minnesota come Week 1.
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    And then he will end up in the packer hall of fame and be praised by adoring fans such as yourself.

  31. It may be time to move on.

    At least he wasn’t as big of a bust as Laquon Treadwell, who might go down as one of the worst picks in recent memory. Picked 23rd and hasn’t done anything noticeable since.

    lol

  32. I don’t believe 5 ex-players have Rodgers’ number let alone over 100. More lies from Rodgers.
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    Honestly, I don’t think anyone in Packerland gives two farts what you believe. Here’s a fact. You’ve trolled every Packer story ever posted for the last several years. You’ve wasted more time and energy on the Packers than most Packer fans. Why don’t you grow up and give it a rest now? I think every person reading this would agree….you do nothing but make our PFT experience worse.

  33. I am man enough to own everything I say on here as 1 alias. Unlike others waffle
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    I actually believe this. Scary thing is, that means him and ariani are two different people, both sitting in their mom’s basement hastily hitting refresh hoping for any story to pop up with any kind of relevance to the Packers.

  34. Liberalsruineverything says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:14 am
    That’s your Mom’s job to yell down the stairs when breakfast is ready.
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Mother is dead. Breakfast is never an issue. I pay more in taxes in one year than you earn in five.

  35. ariani1985 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 10:14 am
    Even i could start on the hapless green bay defense. Try a new job

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    The only thing you’ve started is a fryer.

  36. I’ve already proven (twice) the comments spoken by Rodgers to Dimitroff regarding the Ryan contract were tongue-in-cheek. You can believe what you want. I’ve already proven (twice) the Packers WANTED to wait for the Ryan deal in order to make Rodgers his deal. Again, believe what you want.

    Rodgers never said anything. There isn’t and never has been any “dirty laundry.” Murphy said nobody likes to have dirty laundry aired, and he’s right. Nobody does. That doesn’t mean any was.

    Rodgers trusted the process, waited, was rewarded, and is grateful. You can either substantiate the truth yourself, or continue to choose to believe whatever you want. Makes no difference. The truth has always served me well. Have a great day.

  37. Practice underway on Clarke Hinkle Field.

    Billy Turner is at RG with the first-team offense.

    Darnell Savage at safety with the first-team
    defense.

    Both of these were expected but it does answer questions that some had.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  38. atthemurph says:
    May 21, 2019 at 9:47 am
    Josh Jones is an extremely gifted athlete. He can run and jump and has great size for his position.

    He is also dumb as a rock, cannot recognize routes and anticipate anything. He’s a special teams player at best unless something goes off in his head and he suddenly gets it. But when has that ever happened for a 3rd year player? You can usually see some sparks but this guy is a dud.

    If GB can trade him and get anything of value in return have at it!

    \\\\\

    This is the perfect analysis. Seems hard to get this guy in position. Doesn’t seem to read and react well to anything. Looked good early on except it was mostly flying to the line of scrimmage and hitting the first person that got in his way.

  39. pkrlvr says:
    March 7, 2019 at 2:20 pm
    Ah the Packer fan fall back. When all else is failing make fun of people dying.
    ——
    Uh oh, someone’s sensitive. Maybe you should stay out of our kitchen if you can’t take the heat?
    —–
    Hmmmm, let’s see, what does your post on a viking thread prove you are after your post about me? hmmm?
    I have said it before, cheese eaters are the biggest dish it out but can’t take a single bit fan base in the world.

  40. “I think this is going to be great motivation for him (Rodgers) and the team. You hate to have your dirty laundry aired but I do think it’s going to be a positive,” Mark Murphy said.

    does this sound like a hypothetical statement about people in general no liking to have their dirty laundry aired?

  41. Don’t think he is a real Vikings fan. If he is we would not associate with him. We respect the Packers and their fans. This person seems quite disturbed and even I that am new here can see that all the different anti-Packers posts are him using many names. He also claimed he is from Pennsylvania and lives in Seattle. Probabaly more lies, but if he is from Minnesota he doesn’t get out much. This site and harrassing/stalking Packers fans seems to be his whole life and all he does.

  42. OK……for the third time: The “dirty laundry” comment refers to lies, half-truths, stuff just made up, exaggerations, etc, etc. Why would anybody think that’s OK? Spreading lies, accusations, and unsubstantiated falsehoods? That’s called dirty laundry. Nobody wants it, much less deserves it.

    Murphy denied a quote attributed to him in the story published last week claiming he told Rodgers “don’t be a problem” during a phone conversation regarding the hiring of new coach Matt LaFleur.

    “It’s all in the past. It’s a lot of half-truths and a lot of stuff just made up,” Murphy told Emerich. “The conversation that allegedly took place between Aaron and I was completely false. We had a great conversation. It was very positive. We talked about Matt LaFleur and I said ‘Aaron, I think this change is going to be great for you and the organization,’ and he was very positive.”

    Rodgers had previously denied that specific part of the report. Murphy noted that the recent discussions about Rodgers’ play, leadership style, and willingness to be coached should motivate him.”I think this is going to be great motivation for him and the team. You hate to have your dirty laundry aired but I do think it’s going to be a positive,” he said.

    It would surprise no one if Rodgers used some aspects of the article to motivate him during the summer to inform his decision-making and instill a willingness to change under the new regime. In the end, however, health has always been the determining factor in the type of season Rodgers puts on the field.

    While praising the Packers’ accomplishments during the McCarthy-Rodgers era, Murphy noted that after 13 years, a change was needed in Green Bay. “Yeah. If things were as bad as that article implied, we never would’ve won a Super Bowl,” Murphy said. “We never would’ve gone to eight straight playoffs. It was certainly exaggerated. But I just felt like we did need a change and I think last year, with (former GM) Ted (Thompson) stepping down into more of a senior advisory role, then this year, just felt like we needed a change. As Aaron said, I have nothing but great respect for Mike and what he’s accomplished for us.”

  43. Purple is for Pansies says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm
    It may be time to move on.

    At least he wasn’t as big of a bust as Laquon Treadwell, who might go down as one of the worst picks in recent memory. Picked 23rd and hasn’t done anything noticeable since

    lol

    @@@&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    I couldn’t agree more. The lol is a little childish though.

  44. Purple is for Pansies says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    It may be time to move on.

    At least he wasn’t as big of a bust as Laquon Treadwell, who might go down as one of the worst picks in recent memory. Picked 23rd and hasn’t done anything noticeable since.
    ————————————————————————————
    Nope sadly that mantle is taken by packer great number 2 overall pick Tony Mandarich

  45. stellarperformance says:
    May 21, 2019 at 1:08 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:14 am
    That’s your Mom’s job to yell down the stairs when breakfast is ready.
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Mother is dead. Breakfast is never an issue. I pay more in taxes in one year than you earn in five.
    —————————————

    You make more $ than me? I highly doubt it. You pay way more taxes than me? Since you live in the Twin Cities I won’t doubt you on that.

  46. flviking says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:44 pm
    Purple is for Pansies says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm
    It may be time to move on.

    At least he wasn’t as big of a bust as Laquon Treadwell, who might go down as one of the worst picks in recent memory. Picked 23rd and hasn’t done anything noticeable since

    lol

    @@@&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    I couldn’t agree more. The lol is a little childish though.

    \\\\\\

    The Treadwell and Jones picks are actually very similar. Both guys have an athletic upside worthy of the pick. Both guys seem to have struggled to mentally grasp the game at this level. Treadwell has a huge mental block going on with hanging onto the ball.

  47. 81TinaKane says:
    May 21, 2019 at 3:03 pm
    Purple is for Pansies says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    It may be time to move on.

    At least he wasn’t as big of a bust as Laquon Treadwell, who might go down as one of the worst picks in recent memory. Picked 23rd and hasn’t done anything noticeable since.
    ————————————————————————————
    Nope sadly that mantle is taken by packer great number 2 overall pick Tony Mandarich
    _____________

    As a Packer fan, you’ll get no argument from me, Tina.
    It’s exceptionally exasperating when you consider all the great players taken after him.

  48. 81TinaKane says:
    May 21, 2019 at 3:03 pm
    Purple is for Pansies says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    It may be time to move on.

    At least he wasn’t as big of a bust as Laquon Treadwell, who might go down as one of the worst picks in recent memory. Picked 23rd and hasn’t done anything noticeable since.
    ————————————————————————————
    Nope sadly that mantle is taken by packer great number 2 overall pick Tony Mandarich

    —-

    Wait, is 27 years ago “recent” memory?

    Or…

  49. lie:
    intransitive verb
    1 : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive

  50. delusional:
    adjective
    — characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.

  51. The myopic fascination some trolls have with Aaron Rodgers has them believing just about anything that suits their narrative, despite proof, first-hand testimony, all manner of evidence to the contrary. My mother always advised to not reason with unreasonable people. I think I know what it must be like to meet a flat-earther for the first time. Why bother.

  52. Fact is:
    Rodgers can’t hold a candle to Favre, Starr or
    Dickey.
    Yea Dickey was better.

  53. Good practice today. Nothing but positives coming out of it. The players seem to love the new offense and MLF said they are picking it up faster than he expected. MLF also added that this is a extremely intelligent group and that helps. Aaron singled out Billy Turner and said he really likes him at RG. Aaron also mentioned that he really likes the depth on the O-line.

    Now, let’s go get a W tonight for the Bucks and this day/night will be fully on point.👍

    #GoPackGo!🏈

    #FearTheDeer🏀

    #Cheers🍻

  54. just dropped in the GB comments to see if the vikings won anything yet since this is where you can find most of their fans. no? not one? lol. I wonder if your comments will fix your horrible o-line?

  55. LandOf10000MethLabs says:
    May 21, 2019 at 9:39 am
    Not good enough for the Packers, so he’ll no doubt be in the starting lineup for Minnesota come Week 1.

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    Let me start by saying he was a 2nd round pick, so nice work there! Second if you truly believe that many of your starters would help our D, let alone someone cut by your squad would be starting for us, then you may not know football all that well.

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