Packers Waive CB Jones After Failed Physical

Well, that was a short stay for Derrick Jones in Green Bay.

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Packers waived the former New York Jets cornerback just two days after signing him after he failed a physical. That leaves the Packers, now at 89 players, with one more roster spot to fill after Monday’s signing of fullback Tommy Bohanon.

Jones, a third-year pro, is now looking for his third team in less than four days after the Jets released him Saturday. He had given up a long catch against the New York Giants in a preseason-opening loss and notched just three tackles last season for the Jets.

Considering Jones now represents one fewer defender, chances are good the Packers will seek out another defensive player, either another cornerback or inside linebacker — where most attention is needed with Oren Burks’ status still uncertain for the future.

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