August 22, 2014

Packers sign Jones in time for camp

The Green Bay Packers finally have all eleven 2013 draft picks under contract.  The last domino fell in place two days before the start of training camp.

Packers first round pick Datone Jones reportedly agreed to his rookie deal on Wednesday.  The 26th pick in this April’s draft will reportedly make $7.7-million over four-years.

There wasn’t any fear that the rookie defensive end out of UCLA would end up without a deal when camp starts Friday morning.  In the new collective bargaining agreement, rookie wage slotting was implemented based on where a player was picked.

Training camp opens for the Packers Friday morning at 8:20 AM.  The team will be in shells for Friday’s work and also Saturday’s 8:20 AM practice.  Sunday will be the first full-pad practice of camp and will also start at 8:20 AM.  Monday is an off day for the team.