Why Jones is on the list
In Green Bay's 3-4 scheme, Jones played as a weakside gap plugger tasked with winning one-on-one matchups on his side of the field. In his better performances, Jones emerged as an instinctive defender able to shake off blockers and get to the ball carrier. He displayed those qualities in Green Bay's 21-13 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 15.
Jones, a converted outside linebacker, netted just two sacks last season.
Filling in for the injured D.J. Smith last season, Jones notched 88 tackles over the final 11 games and won over McCarthy in the process. He's penciled in to start come September.
Jones isn't a guy you have to pull off the field. He served as an every-down player who performed well enough in coverage to play in 137 out of a possible 137 snaps over the final two weeks of the season.
This year's challenge? Staying fresh down the stretch if he starts from wire to wire. Based on his tape from last season, Jones has the tools to pull it off, meaning the Packers have found someone to keep.