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Packers send CB Derrick Jones back to waivers after a failed physical

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The corner was gone almost as soon as he arrived.

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On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers got their roster back up to 90 players. On Tuesday, the team had to drop back to 89 after its latest addition couldn’t crack a physical exam.

General manager Brian Gutekunst put in a waiver claim for cornerback Derrick Jones on Sunday, scooping up the tall, lanky corner after his release by the New York Jets. Jones appeared set to join a Packers cornerback group that has a lot of youthful talent in the room, but apparently his body had other plans.

Instead, Jones showed back up on the waiver wire on Tuesday with a failed physical designation.

Jones was a sixth-round draft choice of the Jets’ back in 2017, when they made the 6-foot-2 cornerback the 204th overall selection. He played four games in two years with the Jets, three in 2017 and one in 2018, before being released over the weekend.

This leaves the Packers with one open roster spot before their second preseason game on Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens. Look for the team to fill that spot prior to resuming practice on Saturday.