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Packers Switch Khalil Jones To Safety

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One story I didn't write about was the Green Bay Packers decision to switch wide receiver Khalil Jones to safety in last weekend's rookie orientation camp. From Greg Bedard at

"He's got a lot of football in him," Thompson said. "He's got really good size, good strength and he can run fast. The pro (personnel) guys worked him out after practice as a defensive back and thought there was something there."

Jones was signed last December to the practice squad and I noted at the time that his contributions in college were primarily on special teams. This will be a hard roster spot for Jones to win with the selection of S Morgan Burnett in the 3rd round. But a couple players have kept their places on the team last season (Jarrett Bush, Derrick Martin) in large part because of their perceived value on special teams. I'm sure last week's signing of former Packer S Charlie Peprah was in large part to see if he could help out on special teams. 

I'm not sure where it matters he plays next season, but if Jones can help improve a previously awful special teams unit then he deserves to stick at either position.