Though he left without an agreement, refused to talk to reporters on his way to his vehicle, and apparently instructed his agent not to lead on as to what he was thinking, it all came to an end today.
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jones agreed to return to the Packers – signing a contract that will keep him in Green Bay for at least one year. The early reports did not include terms fo the deal.
Jones’s agreement put to rest speculation that he might sign with the Titans because he spent two days in Tennessee last week discussing the possibility of joining that team. However, he left there without a deal and met yesterday with the Packers.
The Packers were pleased with the way Jones performed last season after stepping in as the third option at inside linebacker when both Desmond Bishop and D.J. Smith went down with season-ending injuries. Jones joins teammate A.J. Hawk as the second linebacker in the past week to be locked up by Green Bay, keeping with the team’s motto of signing their own.
Not only does keeping Jones add to the depth at the position, but it also increases the amount of competition heading into training camp. Jones has somewhat of an inside track of sticking at this point because of his play last season and his value as a special teams player. In addition, Jones has played as an outside linebacker in the Packers 3-4 defensive scheme.
Last hear he was in on 77 tackles, recorded two sacks and forced one fumble.