Brad Jones sacks Matt Hasselbeck at Lambeau Field three years ago. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Brad Jones starts FA tour in Tennessee


Given Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson’s penchant for not playing the free agency game and inside linebackers Brad Jones’s recent visit to the Tennessee Titans‘ camp, one could probably consider the veteran a goner.

We recently reported here that Jones’s agent had told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that his client had as many as eight teams that had called last week expressing interest. It’s highly unlikely that Jones will pay a visit to all of those teams, but he is surely going to pick and choose.

Today’s report came from Green Bay Press Gazette reporter Rob Demovsky who stated that Jones had gone to Tennessee Thursday and was still there today. Whether he comes out of there with a contract remains to be seen, but if he does, it will deplete the number of inside linebackers the Packers have on their roster.

In addition to A.J. Hawk, who has been rumored to either be on his way out because of his salary or might be asked to restructure his deal, is joined by D.J. Smith and Desmond Bishop – who are both coming off of season-ending injuries from last season. It’s unclear whether either of those players will be ready to hit the field by the time training camp starts. In fact, they ay not be ready by the time the season rolls around.

At this point, there is no word whether the Packers have presented an offer to Jones.

Stay tuned.

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