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Packers release Josh Jones, pick up two free agents

Former second-round draft pick Josh Jones is headed to free agency after the Green Bay Packers released him this weekend. The safety was entering his third year, but was expected to see reduced playing time.

Jones originally asked to be traded from the Packers, but was instead released by the team. In 29 games, Jones made 12 starts for the team.

Jones is just 24 years old and could latch on with a team in need of help at the safety position.

The Packers are also adding two free agents to their roster, a cornerback and a linebacker. 

LB James Folston is a 6-foot-3, 233-pound rookie out of the University of Pittsburgh. He went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, but was picked up by the Arizona Cardinals on May 29. Folston played four years at Pitt, registering a total of 47 tackles. In high school, he was Cocoa's (Fla.) leading tackler.

Folston will wear No. 49 for the Packers.

CB Jocquez Kalili is a 5-foot-10, 185-pound rookie out of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Kalili went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, but was signed as a free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 12. In college, he walked on with Arizona in 2014, then went to Mesa Community College (2015-16), and finished up at UNLV (2017-18). In his final season at UNLV, Kalili recorded 49 total tackles and an interception.

Kalili will near No. 47 for the Packers.



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