It was announced today via Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel that the Green Bay Packers have re-signed linebacker Brad Jones. Terms of the deal have not been announced. With the signing of Jones, the Packers will bring back the majority of their linebacking unit from last season, including all of the inside linebackers.
After stepping in last year for injured inside linebackers Desmond Bishop and DJ Smith, Jones had his best season in 2012. He registered 77 tackles, two sacks and four passes defensed. With some questions still lingering about Bishop’s and Smith’s recoveries, keeping Jones was a solid move by Green Bay.
Jones was a seventh round draft selection of the Packers in the 2009 draft. After spending the first two years as an outside linebacker, Jones was moved inside.
While it isn’t the flashy move that most were hoping for, Jones does technically constitute a free agent signing by General Manager Ted Thompson. That makes two including fellow inside linebacker Robert Francois, signed earlier in the week. Who says Thompson doesn’t sign free agents?——————
Jason Perone is an independent sports blogger writing about the Packers on AllGreenBayPackers.comFollow Jason Perone: