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Johnny Jolly Indicates He's Green-Lighted for Strength Work

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Johnny Jolly Indicates He's Green-Lighted for Strength Work

Just hours before the start of free agency, Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly took to Twitter to state the following:

Jolly had offseason spinal-fusion surgery to fix a bulging disc in his neck, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Just because Jolly was cleared for strength work doesn't necessarily mean he's been cleared for football contact, however. He becomes a free agent at 3:00 p.m. CT, but it's likely any team will want to allow a longer period for recovery before determining whether to sign Jolly.

Given Jolly's injury and character concerns stemming from a prison sentence and NFL suspsension, he stands a better chance to return to the Packers than any other team.

It wouldn't be surprising to see Jolly start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list if and when he signs a contract.

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Zoellner25's picture

Good news, I hope Jolly is ok and the Packers bring him back. ARod always talks about how beloved he is in the locker room and the intensity he brings to the field.

hump's picture

sign him! 2yrs 3mil total. back up nose tackle

Ibleedgreenmore's picture

I do hope they sign him, he brings nasty which we need more of.

gary's picture

Signing Jolly would be great. Locker room guy with a nasty attitude on the field. Good example for our young DL.

gary's picture

If we could add Arthur Jones. WOW !!! That would really help.

gary's picture

If we could add Arthur Jones. WOW !!! That would really help.

Allan Murphy's picture

JOLLY BACK LIKE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gary's picture

TT again sitting on his hands while most players reported the team had interest in are signing everywhere but green bay. Don't worry we can carry over extra cap room for next year. ha ha He sucks. And a quick shout out to his stepson Vic Ketchem. TT'S mini me.

gary's picture

Breaking news TT trying to sign M.D. Jennings wow
What a deal breaker.

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Hope Jolly comes back. He played well last year. He's an asset to the team.

lucky953's picture

Excellent, tough backup player. Knows how to play the position. Would love to see him in green and gold again.

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