1) Introduction: Taken in the seventh round of the 2009 draft by the Packers, Brad Jones has so far had an interesting career, to say the least. He was thrust into a starting role during his rookie year when Aaron Kampman suffered a season-ending injury. Jones remained the starter in 2010 until a shoulder injury sidelined him for the rest of the year. Since then, he has seen the field sporadically, not being able to lock down a permanent position on the team.
Bradley Edward Jones
- Age: 26
- Born: 04/01/1986, in Lansing, MI
- Height: 6’3″
- Weight: 242
- College: Colorado
- Rookie Year: 2009
- NFL Experience: 4 years
3) Expectations coming into the season: With Erik Walden being re-signed and Nick Perry drafted to be the starting outside linebacker across from Clay Matthews, Brad Jones looked to be filling the role of back-up once again. The coaches had experimented with moving him to inside linebacker during OTAs, but come training camp, he appeared to move back to his original role as outside linebacker. Nobody foresaw the need for Jones to take a starting role at inside linebacker.
4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: I have to be honest here, I can’t recall much in the way of glowing moments for Brad Jones. Of course, I also can’t think of any epic failures, either. He had a good game against the Tennessee Titans, with a sack and six recorded stops for the defense, so take that for what it’s worth.