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Packers sign Jones, prep for camp


GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- There's good news for the Packers ahead of Thursday's training camp kickoff activities.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, first round draft pick Datone Jones has agreed to a four-year, $7.7 million contract with the team, which includes a little less than $4 million as a signing bonus. 

At the same time, Jones and his teammates are getting comfortable in the St. Norbert dorms. The squad moved into its annual summer headquarters on Wednesday. They had a team meeting that evening before physicals and physical testing Thursday in advance of Friday's first practice.

Packers defensive end C.J. Wilson said, "This is my 4th camp, but I can tell you what goes on in everybody's mind is we are anxious and excited to get back out there. We're getting ready to grind so it's a good feeling."

For rookie running back Eddie Lacy, pro camp will be a brand new experience.

"I'm anxious to learn everything," Lacy said. "It's a time for us to play with pads on, so you get the physical part of it. It's going to be a lot faster, and I'll get a chance to see how the speed is going to be on this level."

The Packers take to the field in shells on Friday. The first practice in full pads will be Sunday.

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