Packers release former second-round pick S Jones

Packers release former second-round pick S Jones



Safety Josh Jones' time with the Green Bay Packers has come to an end.

Jones took to social media on Sunday morning to declare that the Packers have informed him of his release. The team made the move official later Sunday, waiving Jones with a non-football illness designation.

"It's been real Green Bay. The Packers just informed me of my release," Jones wrote on Twitter.

Jones, who went public in the offseason with his request to be traded, was in for a reduced workload after former Chicago Bears safety Adrian Amos signed a four-year contract in March. The Packers also moved up in the 2019 NFL Draft to select former Maryland safety Darnell Savage in the first round.

The 24-year-old Jones recorded 126 tackles, three sacks and an interception in 29 career games since being selected by the Packers in the second round of the 2017 draft. He collected 55 tackles and one sack last season.

Jones hasn't practiced with the team since Aug. 11 because of an undisclosed illness.

--Field Level Media

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