Packers add Korey Jones; 1 spot still open

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers have been holding a roster spot open ever since the end of the June minicamp, when they released injured running back Johnathan Franklin.

And even after signing first-year linebacker Korey Jones on Wednesday, they still have a roster spot available with two days remaining before players report to training camp. That's because they also waived rookie linebacker Shaun Lewis, an undrafted free agent they signed from Oklahoma State.

NFL teams are allowed to carry 90 players on their training camp roster.

Jones went to camp with the Arizona Cardinals last summer as an undrafted rookie but was released in the first round of roster cuts last August. He then signed with the B.C. Lions’ practice roster before being activated for the final two regular-season games plus the CFL playoffs.

The Cardinals listed him at 6-foot-2 and 233 pounds, although he was measured at 6-0.5, 230 at the combine and in his pro day workout before the 2013 draft. He played mostly inside linebacker in college at Wyoming, although he did play some snaps at defensive end.