On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers made another roster transaction as the team continues to turn over the back end of the 90-man roster at the start of training camp. General manager Brian Gutekunst has been particularly active on the waiver wire this offseason, and he continued that trend by adding an undrafted rookie edge rusher.
The new arrival is Markus Jones, who was recently waived by the Baltimore Ravens. Jones played his college football at Angelo State University, a Division II program in San Angelo, Texas. The 6-foot-3, 249-pound Jones was named an All-American in 2017 as a Junior, when he racked up 10.5 sacks; he then followed that up with a 17.5-sack season as a senior, recording 84 total tackles, 36.5 tackles for losses, and four forced fumbles from the defensive end position.
Jones signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent immediately following the 2019 NFL Draft. Reported Pro Day testing numbers from Draftscout.com include a 4.86-second 40-yard dash, 35-inch vertical, 4.56-second short shuttle, and 7.30-second 3-cone.
In order to make room for Jones, the Packers have waived cornerback Javien Hamilton with an injury designation. Hamilton was part of the Packers’ first batch of UDFA signings this year, having gone undrafted out of Ole Miss. Hamilton missed minicamp with an injury and missed the Packers’ Wednesday’ practice with a hamstring injury.
Both transactions appeared on the NFL’s transaction wire on Wednesday afternoon.