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GREEN BAY , Wis. �? Safety Josh Jones, who missed all of the voluntary organized team activities, appeared on the practice field with his teammates as the Green Bay Packers opened their mandatory minicamp. But Jones did not participate Tuesday.The third-year safety was sidelined with a hamstring injury, said general manager Brian Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur.LaFleur said he doesn’t anticipate Jones being able to practice the rest of the week.More Packers coverage from FOX Sports WisconsinBucks�? Wes Matthews loves Wisconsin, is a Vikings fanPreview: Packers look to slow Vikings’ revitalized run gameTop Tweets: Yelich thanks fans for support after season-ending injuryAmos sparks rebuilt Packers defense in debutPackers to be tested again by familiar foe in Zimmer, VikingsJones, who said after practice he felt fine and is looking forward to being able to practice, has expressed his displeasure with the amount of playing time he has been given and has voiced a desire to be traded.Gutekunst and LaFleur said the organization has had several discussions with Jones and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, about the matter.“We’ve been in constant communication,” LaFleur said. “I think we’re on the same page in terms of what the expectations are and where he fits with us. We certainly want him a part of what we’re doing moving forward.”Jones, a second-round pick of the Packers in 2017, was one of only three Green Bay rookies to play in all 16 games that season; running back Jamaal Williams and punter Justin Vogel also did. Jones saw action in 13 games in 2018, including five starts. He has one interception Connor McGovern Jersey , three sacks and 114 total tackles in two seasons with the team.“I think he’s a versatile guy,” LaFleur said of Jones. “He can fill a lot of roles, especially in (defensive coordinator Mike) Pettine’s defense where we’re going to play multiple defensive backs and put these guys all over the place.”By showing up Tuesday, Jones avoids being docked up to $14,775 for skipping one day of mandatory minicamp. The scale increases on the second day missed, with a fine of up to $29,550, and $44,325 for the third day missed (or up to a total of $88,650).LAST LINE OF DEFENSETwo rookies who also will by vying for playing time in Pettine’s defense this season are safety Darnell Savage and cornerback Ka’Dar Hollman. The Packers drafted Savage with the 21st overall pick in April, while Hollman was taken in the sixth round.Both rookies have drawn LaFleur’s attention, as Savage saw first-team reps alongside Adrian Amos and the starting defense during OTAs, and Hollman is leaving his mark on defense and special teams.“I’m excited about those two guys,” LeFleur said. “Two guys that can fly around. Really the one thing that you can see with not only our receiving group but the secondary is those guys are competing with each other and they’re pushing each other to get better. There’s a lot of jawing going out back and forth Khari Willis Jersey , which I kind of like. It just kind of amps that level of competition a little bit more. Hopefully it will help our guys get a little bit better each and every day.”6<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:Things we learned at Packers OTAs (and elsewhere)Matt Ludtke | APSavage, who earned second-team All-Big Ten honors last season at Maryland, said he wants to be a sponge and soak up as much as he can from the veteran defensive backs.“What I’m working on now is just gaining the trust of all the older guys,” he said. “I am a rookie, and at the end of the day, what round you were drafted in and all that stuff goes away once you get here. So I’m just trying to learn and have a good impact.”Hollman, who walked on at Toledo and paid his way through school before earning a scholarship as a redshirt sophomore, said Green Bay defensive backs coach Jason Simmons has worked with him on improving his ball skills and his overall football IQ. But Hollman said nothing has compared to what he’s learned from lining up opposite two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers.“Other places have good quarterbacks, but you know here, even playing good defense isn’t good enough,” Hollman said. “Here, you have to do more than play good defense. You have to make sure you’re perfect. He makes sure you have a perfect rep every day, every play. So that’s going to make me a better player in the long run.”Green Bay had seven interceptions last season, which trailed only the 49ers’ two for fewest in the league.EXCUSED FOR SCHOOLTight end Mercedes Lewis is excused from minicamp.“He’s in the process of finishing up his school at UCLA Josh Allen Jersey ,” he said. “It’s unfortunate they’re on the quarter system and he couldn’t be here. His presence is felt when he’s here. He’s such a good, positive veteran player. He brings a lot to the table.”It’s not known what Lewis’ major is, but the 14-year veteran is currently going through final exams and the spring quarter will end Friday.Lewis re-signed with the Packers earlier this year. Lewis had three catches for 39 yards last season. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston grew more animated with each question, insisting his relationship with Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter is fine and that speculation about a possible rift is a by-product of the team not performing up to expectations.“Listen, me and coach Koetter have a great relationship, first and foremost,” the third-year quarterback said Sunday, when the Buccaneers (4-9) lost 24-21 to the Detroit Lions and were officially eliminated from playoff contention.More Tampa Bay Buccaneers newsJameis Winston aims to realize potential under guidance of new Buccaneers coach Bruce AriansBuccaneers sign 5th overall selection LB Devin WhiteNdamukong Suh practices with Buccaneers for first time, dons customary No. 93 jerseyNdamukong Suh agrees to terms with Bucs, replaces 6-time Pro Bowler Gerald McCoyBuccaneers release 6-time Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy after nine seasonsThe loss was the eighth in 10 games for Tampa Bay, ensuring a losing record after entering the season with heightened expectations based on going 9-7 a year ago.Winston missed three games and a big chunk of a fourth with a shoulder sprain. He also started four games — all losses — while trying to play through the injury.“We have the same goal when we go out there on the football field, and that’s to win the football game. So it doesn’t matter what anybody else can possibly say,” Winston said.“Obviously Jawaan Taylor Jersey , a lot of stuff can come out when we’re not doing as expected. But that’s false,” the 23-year-old quarterback added. “Coach Koetter coaches his tail off. He definitely supports me. So whatever anybody else has to say outside of that … that’s water under a bridge. That’s shocking.”Winston completed 26 of 38 passes for 285 yards and a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns against the Lions (7-6), who escaped with a win on Matt Prater’s 46-yard field goal with 20 seconds remaining.The Bucs haven’t made the playoffs since 2007. Lovie Smith was fired as coach after Winston’s rookie season in 2015, and ownership replaced him with Koetter, in part because of the relationship he had forged with the quarterback as Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator.“A lot of distractions come up when we don’t perform like we need to perform,” Winston said. “First and foremost, I’m a strong believer in coaches coach and players play. If you look at today’s game, I didn’t play (well). I had three turnovers.”Koetter also denied there is tension between coach and quarterback.“That’s obviously news to me. I think Jameis and I have an extremely consistent relationship for the last three years. I don’t think anything’s different about it, but that’s just my opinion,” Koetter said.The coach also shrugged off a question about whether he’s concerned by talk that Winston is unhappy.“It concerns me that we’re not winning enough games. That’s my biggest concern,” Koetter said. “I know the truth about our relationship. 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