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Packers sign draft pick Josh Jones to 4-year rookie contract

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Jones becomes the seventh of ten draft picks to ink his rookie deal.

NFL: Green Bay Packers Rookie Orientation Mark Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday afternoon, the team announced that it has agreed to contract terms with safety Josh Jones. Jones, the 61st overall selection in the draft, was the Packers’ second pick.

The 6’2”, 220-pound Jones appears in line to play a significant, versatile role in the Packers’ defense as a rookie. In rookie minicamp practices two weeks ago, Jones was taking snaps at inside linebacker in addition to safety, his traditional position. He also played in the slot in college at North Carolina State.

As the 61st pick in the draft, Jones’ contract is expected to come in around $4.23 million, according to estimates from Overthecap.com. His signing bonus is estimated to be about $1.22 million, with a salary cap number of around $770,000 during his rookie year.

Jones’ signing leaves just the Packers with just three players unsigned: the team’s third-round pick, defensive tackle Montravius Adams, and their two fourth-rounders — outside linebacker Vince Biegel and running back Jamaal Williams. With the rookies returning to the Packers’ facilities in the next few days for the start of OTAs next week, expect these three to all sign their first NFL contracts in short order.