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Packers release offensive lineman Cole Madison and fullback Jordan Jones

Madison was a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but never played a game for the Packers.

NFL: AUG 19 Packers Training Camp Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Packers have waived offensive lineman Cole Madison and fullback Jordan Jones, both of whom faced an uphill climb to make the roster after recent acquisitions.

Madison was a fifth-round pick out of Washington State University in the 2018 draft but sat out his entire rookie season working through some mental health-related issues. He returned to the Packers for the 2019 season and made the roster, but tore an ACL in practice in November. The Packers’ decision to draft three linemen this spring probably didn’t bode all that well for his roster prospects.

Jones, an undrafted rookie out of Prairie View A&M, fit the hybrid H-back profile the Packers have increasingly favored at fullback. Unfortunately for Jones, so does new acquisition John Lovett, who the Packers claimed on waivers Thursday. (Curiously, the transaction report lists Lovett as a quarterback, though we’ve yet to see any kind of confirmation from the Packers. He played fullback/H-back for the Chiefs, though he was a quarterback in college.)

The Packers did not make any additions to their COVID-19 reserve list today after adding Mason Crosby, Jace Sterberger, and Trayvon Hester to the list yesterday.