Josh Jones at Packers minicamp, team “working through” potential trade options

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A report last month indicated that Packers safety Josh Jones was missing from the team’s voluntary offseason workouts because he wants a trade to another team.

Jones is at this week’s mandatory minicamp, but didn’t practice on Tuesday because of a hamstring issue. He also didn’t comment on whether he’s looking for a trade and directed questioners to General Manager Brian Gutekunst. Gutekunst said the team is still weighing its options.

“I think it’s more about what our team desire is and right now we’re kind of working through that,” Gutekunst said, via PackersNews.com. “But he’s a very talented player. He’s shown that on the field at times. We’ll go along and see where it goes.”

The Packers signed Adrian Amos and drafted Darnell Savage in the first round, so Jones’s easiest path to playing time this season would likely come with a different team.

29 responses to “Josh Jones at Packers minicamp, team “working through” potential trade options

  1. No, his easiest path to see the field this year is on Special Teams, or working as a hybrid ILB in certain defensive packages.
    He can also contribute as a possible immediate backup to Adrian Amos.
    He’s never shown himself to be special or consistent enough to see the field on a regular basis, but he’s still very young, with upside.

    Gutekunst will play this game long enough to appease him, but in the end, he’s not going to generate enough trade interest to outweigh his value as cheap labor to the defensive middle.

    He has absolutely no leverage, so it may be time to swallow his pride, forget about Green Bay’s offseason moves, and go forward with finding a niche in this defense and on this team.

  2. Steelers liked him prior to the draft. Brought him in for a visit. They settled for JuJu Smith-Schuster with the very next pick. I loved his tape at NC State.

  3. Anyone get the feeling that Josh Jones is unhappy? Maybe even disgruntled?

    Lot of that going on in Green Bay.

  4. I like the guy who looks at additions as an opportunity to compete and beat out the other guys, which makes everyone better, as opposed to the guy who says trade me.

  5. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm
    His easiest path to playing time is to stay on that garbage roster but I understand why he would want out of town.
    _____________

    Oh No, you insulted my favorite team.
    Maybe I should cry like all the Barneys do when they’re presented with constructive criticism.

  6. Don’t blame the guy to leave. You don’t make the playoffs last year and won’t do it this year! Gonna be a long season in slackerland!

  7. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm
    His easiest path to playing time is to stay on that garbage roster but I understand why he would want out of town.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Even crass, amateur comedians with limited material change their old jokes once in awhile. I think you’re just lazy.

  8. He had a golden opportunity last season to make his mark with the safety position virtually vacant after H-H C-D was traded. The defense ended up using a bunch of street free agents and a CB instead. Why he thinks anyone will trade for him I don’t know.
    But I guess injuries do happen.

  9. His easiest path to playing time is to stay on that garbage roster but I understand why he would want out of town.
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    You’ve over-trolled so badly you can’t come up with new insults. Can’t decide if that’s sad or hilarious. Little bit of both I guess.

  10. It’s a big plus that Josh showed up for the mandatory mini-camp. Josh spoke to the media and said nothing about wanting to be traded when asked. He said the reason he missed the voluntary OTA’s was because he was working out in Florida and wanted to spend time with his daughter.

    Josh can be a plus for this defense. He is versatile and provides depth at safety and also can play LB and inside at CB as Pettine himself mentioned at his presser. Pettine likes Josh and he can definately be another toy for Pettine to move around in his D.

    Gute will do whatever is best for the team and I believe right now what is best is Josh getting his hammy healed up and then fighting for a spot on the team at training camp.

    2 more days of mini-camp then the players are off until July 25th which is the first practice of training camp.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  11. Did not participate in OTA’s or mandatory yesterday. Sounds like a non-football injury. Time for this young man to see what life is like without a paycheck.

  12. ariani1985 says:
    June 12, 2019 at 10:01 am
    U got to admit, cheese is funny 90 percent of the time!

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    You’re literally complimenting yourself now?

    That’s a new low.

  13. I’m with waffle on this one….. man up and fight for your job. Make it impossible to keep you off the field, regardless af who was brought in. Otherwise you are just admitting you aren’t good enough and want to run away to where there is less competition.

  14. Young folks now days have no idea how to deal with adversity. It’s much easier for Jones to complain and pout and play the victim than it is to outwork and outplay the other guys.

  15. U got to admit, cheese is funny 90 percent of the time!
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    I’ve seen zero proof of that. It’d be different if he was amusing, but repeatedly calling our roster garbage and our qb an egotistical diva is in no way entertaining. Come to think of it, his work is real similar to yours, just not as dumbed down.

  16. I’ve seen everything now. Redundant performance is calling out someone else for being redundant.

    Oh the hypocrisy.

    Just a question for you all, both fanbases.

    It’s the same 15-20 of you day in and day out saying the same things over and over, dont you ever get bored with it? Same insults, same lame jokes. Some of you have been on here 10 years.

    Get a life for Gods sake.

  17. He thinks he is WAY better than he is, the fact is, with all the injurys and trading Haha, he still didn’t get as much playing time as some thought. Treadwell was the same in Minnesota vs. other receivers even though he should have been more talented and better, you still need to earn it.

  18. no way there is a trade market for this guy. there’s barely a trade market for good safeties. packers are delusional if they think they’ll find somebody who would give up anything for him.

  19. You’ve over-trolled so badly you can’t come up with new insults. Can’t decide if that’s sad or hilarious. Little bit of both I guess.
    ____
    Packer “you have never won a sb” fans complaint about overused insults. LOLOLOL. Again. So lacking any self awareness

  20. pkrlvr says:
    June 12, 2019 at 10:52 am
    U got to admit, cheese is funny 90 percent of the time!
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    I’ve seen zero proof of that.
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    Zero is a pretty strong assessment. Come on even you got to admit it’s more like 5%😜

  21. You’re literally complimenting yourself now?

    That’s a new low.
    __
    I have already said time and time again. I am just me. One guy unlike you free and then waffle.

  22. @ Wafflestomp
    The issue I think he has,…. he’s a slow learner.
    2 different defenses his 1st two years. I think it confused him. And then Gutey adds 2 Safeties.
    I think he can be a nice player in his 3rd year. He can be that utility player,… Sp teams, inside or outside LB, Safety, and corner in a pinch.

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