Josh Jones
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Thu 9/28/17 10:12 PM

Jones (back) has returned to Thursday's game, Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones' return is great news for the Packers' defense, as he is a great playmaker in Green Bay's secondary.

Josh Jones
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Thu 9/28/17 9:11 PM

Jones injured his back in the first quarter of Thursday's contest against the Bears and is questionable to return, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones made a splash in his rookie debut in Week 3 against the Bengals, collecting 11 tackles and two sacks. Marwin Evans could pick up some additional snaps as long as Jones is out.

Josh Jones
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Mon 9/25/17 12:12 PM3 Comments

Jones had 12 tackles (11 solo) and two sacks in Sunday's victory over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Jones saw extended playing time for the first time as a professional, and he passed the test with flying colors, leading the Packers in tackles and making plays in all areas of the field. Sunday's effort likely earned him a boost in snaps moving forward, and depending how many he sees, he could have some value in leagues that use IDPs thanks to his ability to make plays from a defensive back position.

Josh Jones
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Wed 8/16/17 1:23 PM

Jones (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately, the injury that Jones sustained Tuesday doesn't appear to be serious after he returned to practice following the one-day absence. Unless Jones suffers any setbacks, the Packers' rookie is expected to continue working his way into a bigger role.

Josh Jones
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Tue 8/15/17 8:49 PM

Jones injured his ankle during Tuesday's practice session, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones, the Packers second-round pick in this year's draft, is expected to have a large role in the defense as a safety-linebacker hybrid. His ankle injury lands him among the plethora of Green Bay secondary players, including Davon House (hamstring), Damarious Randall (concussion), and Kentrell Brice (finger). Despite the setback, Jones' injury isn't thought to be long term, though it may limit him for a few days.

Josh Jones
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Fri 5/5/17 9:02 PM

Jones spent much of Friday's practice at rookie minicamp as an inside linebacker, Pete Dougherty of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones logged most of his collegiate snaps at safety, but the NFL has transitioned in recent years to repackaging safeties as inside linebackers in order to combat opposing passing attacks (see Deone Bucannon in Arizona and Mark Barron with the Rams). The Packers' initial plan for Jones appears to mimic this thinking, and he certainly boasts the size (6-foot-1, 220 pounds) and speed (4.41 40-yard dash at the combine) to handle the rigors of the position. With Morgan Burnett locked down as the starting strong safety, any versatility Jones displays now will help him get on the field immediately in dime and nickel situations as a rookie.