Trente Jones received noteworthy assurances, After retirement

Packer, who recently retired, received noteworthy assurances.

The Green Bay Packers have never been a franchise to lavish large sums of money on undrafted free agents, particularly in light of the dead cap that has been building over the past few seasons. This is one of the reasons the team hasn’t added many of the “best available” players following drafts in the previous few years.
In spite of this, cap expert Ken Ingalls has revealed that former Packers offensive lineman Trente Jones actually signed for a guaranteed salary of $100,000 and a $10,000 signing bonus; these are the same amounts that fellow undrafted free agent offensive lineman Donovan Jennings signed for in 2024. To put things in perspective, Packers long snapper Peter Bowden, a native of Wisconsin who was regarded as the top player in the 2024 class at his position, signed for a meager $5,000.

As per Spotrac, Jones, the final pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, will get a signing bonus of approximately $80,000 and his contract will not include any guaranteed pay. This means that Jones’s guarantees were more akin to those of an early seventh-round pick than they were to those of a late seventh-round pick or an undrafted free agent.

However, the Packers revealed on Monday that Jones had been placed on the reserve/retired list, indicating that he had presumably moved on from football. In a live stream following the news, the Michigan product, who served as the offensive line’s sixth man in the championship, stated he was just done playing through pain. Jones, who is well-known for his work off the field, claimed to have suffered injuries to his wrists, ankles, knees, and shoulders.The compensation that Jones is guaranteed under his contract will not be given to him; instead, game checks will be issued. The former Wolverine’s signing money may be partially recouped by the Packers, but doing so would require them to release Jones rather than keeping him on the reserve list, where Jones’ NFL rights are still in effect.

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