The Packers reinstated defensive end Datone Jones from the suspended list Tuesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Jones will be eligible to play in Week 2 after sitting out the Packers' season opener while serving a one-game suspension. He will likely be a reserve when Letroy Guion returns from a suspension of his own, but with Guion out another two weeks, Jones could get a chance to start.
Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion has been suspended for the first three games of the 2015 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, the NFL announced Thursday. He will miss games against the Bears, Seahawks and Chiefs, and he is eligible to return Week 4 against the 49ers.
Despite question marks regarding defensive tackle B.J. Raji (biceps injury) and defensive tackle Letroy Guion (legal issues) heading into 2015, the Packers may be very fortunate to have retained those players and not have to rebuild their defensive line, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "That's very big. You have two veteran guys, two bigger guys and two productive football players," Packers defensive end Mike Daniels said. "You have two veteran guys, two bigger guys and two productive football players. They're both really good football players and they're great guys." Raji missed the 2014 season due to a torn right biceps and Guion had a recent run-in with police.
Defensive tackle Letroy Guion got a head start on Packers' OTAs. After re-signing with the team at the end of March, Guion reported to Green Bay and has been working out at the team's facility ever since, according to a report by ESPN.
The Packers have reached an agreement with defensive lineman Letroy Guion on a one-year deal, a source told ESPN. The deal is expected to be finalized by Tuesday. Guion's deal is worth $2.75 million, a source told ESPN. Guion played his first season with the Packers in 2014 after spending the previous six seasons with the Vikings. He totaled a career-best 32 tackles (22 solo) and 3 1/2 sacks in 16 games last season.