Packers sit Josh Jones down after practice fight

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Packers safety Josh Jones requested a trade this offseason, but no deal materialized and that’s left Jones to fight for playing time in the Green Bay secondary.

He fought a little bit too much for head coach Matt LaFleur’s liking during Wednesday’s practice. According to multiple reports from Packers practice, Jones hit running back Tra Carson after the whistle and a scuffle between the two players ensued.

Jones did not return to the field for the rest of the session and LaFleur confirmed that he decided to sit Jones down.

“I told him to get out at that particular moment,” LaFleur said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

LaFleur said he doesn’t want players tackling as Jones did and that he has a “zero tolerance policy” for fighting during the team’s practice sessions.

20 responses to “Packers sit Josh Jones down after practice fight

  1. Maybe I’m not as progressive as I think I am but I’m pretty sure you want guys to be angry on defense and playing with a chip on their shoulder.

  2. It’s good that he doesn’t want his players tackling. There’s no place in the game for that.

  3. You don’t want someone getting hurt in a July practice, but keep the smart alec comments coming about how the Packers D is bad. The only way to change that narrative is to improve and I hope they do.

  4. He’s over-playing, trying to impress the coaches. I guess he succeeded……now go sit down.

  5. On one end of the spectrum you have over aggressive behavior, as in this case.

    On the other end of the spectrum you have loafing and poor work ethic, as in the case of the Vikings.

    Frankly, I’d much rather have this “problem”.

  6. shieldsisland37 says:
    July 31, 2019 at 2:48 pm
    You don’t want someone getting hurt in a July practice, but keep the smart alec comments coming about how the Packers D is bad

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

    Packers D is bad.

  7. Sounds like he has a serious attitude problem. Maybe they couldn’t trade him because nobody else wanted him. This incident won’t help.

  8. While I agree w/ LaFleur, cant have that, no biggie. I rather doubt Lombardi would be too concerned. Its a fine line, I wasnt there

  9. You won’t hear much more about this. Scuffles happen in camp. LaFleur runs a tight ship and this was a non-tackling period of practice and he doesn’t want guys tackling to the ground and getting hurt during those periods.

    Josh Jones reacted to a hit that Carson laid on Tony Brown and the whole incident was really nothing.

    Josh Jones is having a good camp so far and is seeing most of his time at LB.

    #PackersCamp2019🏈

    #PackersNation!✊

  10. Did Rodgers sign off on the time-out? No wonder their defense is as soft as their QB, and apparently their new puppet-boy I mean head coach. They can’t tackle, clearly, and are discouraged to do so as well.

  11. Frazier28/7 says:
    August 1, 2019 at 9:11 am
    Did Rodgers sign off on the time-out? No wonder their defense is as soft as their QB, and apparently their new puppet-boy I mean head coach. They can’t tackle, clearly, and are discouraged to do so as well.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    The most recent five-year average ranking for the Packer defense was 18. The most recent five-year average ranking for the Viking offense was 23.

    As a Viking fan, isn’t that a better direction to send your expert analysis? Clearly the absent Viking offense is in more dire need of improvement than the Packer defense. I mean, they have a “most vaunted defense” three years running and the failure of the defense to stop the Eagles and the luckier-than-lucky TD against the Saints tells everyone that defense is hugely overrated.

    The Vikings are trending down. Help them.

  12. This guy knows knows he’ll be playing against a historically horrible offense twice per year against the Vikings. He’ll get his chance.

  13. Despite never yet having played a down I hear Savage is already a shoe-in for the Packer’s hall of fame as part of the Packer’s new elite secondary.
    Oh those so smart Packer fans

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