It’s the day we’ve all been dreaming of, folks! The day that linebacker Brad Jones is no longer a member of the Green Bay Packers.
February 20, 2015.
Cue the ticker tape parade!
The Packers made the announcement that they cut the cord on Jones on Friday afternoon. It’s an announcement that we not only hoped for, but expected, considering it makes all kinds of financial sense.
Jones had only one year remaining on his contract. And while releasing him now forces the Packers to eat $1 million in dead money, they gain $3.75 million in cap space.
They also rid themselves of guy who made more mistakes than he did plays.
Jones opened the 2014 season as a starter at inside linebacker. He missed three tackles in the week 1 loss to Seattle and was benched thereafter. He never regained his starting job, but still managed to make his presence felt with idiotic mistakes. The ill-advised shot to Matthew Stafford’s facemask that drew a 15-yard penalty in week 17 and ultimately being the reason for Seattle’s successful fake field goal attempt in the NFC Championship game are two prime examples.
So long, sucker!