April 17, 2024

Report: Packers aren’t likely to re-sign AJ Dillon

The Packers will release working again Aaron Jones, if they will’t get him to agree to a extra palatable contract. The workforce’s different prime tailback, AJ Dillon, is due to develop into a free agent.

The Packers reportedly aren’t likely to convey him again.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel included that assertion in his story concerning the workforce’s effort to negotiate a greater take care of Jones.

While not a shock, it wasn’t supposed to occur like that. Not after the Packers devoted a 2020 second-round choose to securing Dillon. The six-foot, 247-pound thumper by no means fairly developed the sort of consistency and affect that the Packers had envisioned.

Dillon’s finest 12 months got here in 2021, when he rushed for 803 yards and added 313 receiving yards. Last 12 months, he gained 613 yards on 178 carries. That works out to a mean of three.4 yards per try. He caught 22 passes for 223 yards.

If each Jones and Dillon develop into former Packers, Green Bay will want to add some assist — in free company or the draft. Given the prevalence of competent, entry-level working backs (coupled with Green Bay’s behavior of drafting and growing expertise), it’s protected to assume they’ll be available in the market for a tailback or two in late April.

Especially if Dillon isn’t re-signed and Jones isn’t retained.