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Brad Jones | Linebacker

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242
College: Colorado
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Brad Jones is practicing as the lone inside linebacker in dime packages at Packers training camp.
Jones is a true every-down linebacker, involved in Green Bay's base 3-4, as well as the nickel and dime. Although he is coming off a poor season performance wise, 28-year-old Jones is set up to nicely to post IDP statistics in 2014. Jul 30 - 11:14 PM

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ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky doesn't believe ILB Brad Jones' starting job is in jeopardy.

LBs coach Winston Moss also insisted that Jones remains the starter next to A.J. Hawk. Jones signed a three-year, $11.75 million deal last offseason, but had an all-around poor season. He proved to be a solid run stopper who also held his own in coverage during his breakout 2012 campaign. Jones recently turned 28.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 1 - 11:24 AM

Packers ILB Brad Jones is in danger of losing his starting job.

Jones started only 12 games last season due to injury, recording 84 tackles and three sacks. He graded out negatively both against the run and in coverage, and could face competition from Jamari Lattimore and Sam Barrington. Fourth-round pick Carl Bradford will also likely get a look at inside linebacker.
Source: ESPN.com
May 24 - 8:33 PM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky thinks the team may look to upgrade on ILB Brad Jones.

GM Ted Thompson handed Jones a three-year, $11.75 million deal last March. Jones started all 12 games he appeared in, notching 84 tackles and three sacks. However, he received poor marks from Pro Football Focus both against the run and in coverage. The Packers could save $1.925 million against the cap by releasing Jones, though there's been no talk of that to this point.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 19 - 1:44 PM

Packers ILB Brad Jones (hamstring) is nearing a return.

Jones has been out since sustaining a serious hamstring pull in Week 5. That's allowed unknown Jamari Lattimore to shine as a starter and possibly force a rotation going forward. The only role Jones is guaranteed is in dime packages.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Packers ILB Brad Jones (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 6.

It's another tough blow for the Packers defense, who will be without Clay Matthews (thumb) for multiple weeks. Jamari Lattimore will replace Jones in the starting lineup.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 02:29:00 PM

Packers ILB Brad Jones was forced from Sunday's game against the Lions with a hamstring injury, and will not return.

It's bad news for a Packers defense that's been holding Reggie Bush in check. Getting ruled out so quickly suggests Jones will be dicey for Week 6. Robert Francois is now in opposite A.J. Hawk.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Brad Jones is locked into the starting weak-inside linebacker spot in Green Bay's defense following Desmond Bishop's release.

Earning a three-year, $11.75 million offseason contract, Jones tallied 88 tackles over Green Bay's final 11 games last year, adding two sacks and a forced fumble. The Packers' WILB position is highly productive in nature and gives Jones strong IDP potential. He will be an every-down player this season.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 01:20:00 AM

Packers re-signed ILB Brad Jones.

Jones was one of the better linebackers left on the market. A 12-game starter last season, including the playoffs, Jones recorded 92 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus graded the soon-to-be 27-year-old as a top-ten inside linebacker. Jones and D.J. Smith figure to push A.J. Hawk for the starting spot next to Desmond Bishop this summer.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 05:29:00 PM

Free agent LB Brad Jones met with Packers officials for roughly an hour on Wednesday.

It's the first time the sides are known to have met since the start of free agency. Jones proved invaluable down the stretch last season, starting Green Bay's final 12 games. Per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, he played all but seven defensive snaps after joining the starting lineup. Jones visited the Titans last week.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 06:54:00 PM

Free agent LB Brad Jones is visiting the Titans.

Per the Nashville Tennessean, "several" teams are interested in the four-year veteran. Jones' agent claimed Monday as many as eight teams had inquired. Jones had a strong finish to 2012, but failed to lock down a starting job in Green Bay despite multiple opportunities. Jones could still end up back with the Pack.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 12:47:00 PM

The player rep for free agent LB Brad Jones claims eight teams are showing interest in his client.

They could be just due-diligence calls, too. Jones did flash big-time promise in the second half of 2012, outplaying A.J. Hawk at inside linebacker in Green Bay. He was drafted by Chiefs GM John Dorsey and would be a fit in Kansas City.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 12:15:00 AM

The Packers would like to re-sign impending free agent ILB Brad Jones.

Jones started 12 games, including the playoffs, and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 10 inside linebacker during the regular season. While Jones was exposed in the playoff loss to the 49ers, so was the rest of the Packers' defense. In an ideal world, the Packers would cut A.J. Hawk, and Jones would compete with D.J. Smith to start next to Desmond Bishop.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Packers ILB Brad Jones has played 137-of-137 defensive snaps over Green Bay's last two games.

The Packers resisted the temptation to use A.J. Hawk as their dime linebacker after D.J. Smith's ACL tear, and have kept Hawk in a roughly 66-percent role. Jones, the 100-percent inside 'backer and new defensive playcaller, responded in Week 8 with a team-high ten tackles (seven solo), a sack, and a forced fumble. If Jones is unowned in your IDP league, pick him up right now.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 01:58:00 AM

Brad Jones played every snap at inside linebacker in the Packers' Week 7 win over the Rams.

D.J. Smith (ACL) and Desmond Bishop (hamstring) are both out for the season, leaving Jones to call the defensive signals. But despite the every-down role, Jones somehow managed just two tackles and one quarterback hit. A.J. Hawk had five tackles despite coming off the field in dime sets.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 10:37:00 AM

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