The Green Bay Packers have placed veteran linebacker Robert Jones and second-year quarterback Josh Heupel on waivers, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced Friday.
Both Jones, a 10-year veteran, and Heupel, who quarterbacked Oklahoma to the 2000 national collegiate championship, had been signed as free agents, Jones on May 23, Heupel on February 7.
Jones, 6-1 and 246 pounds, had started 128 of a possible 150 games during his career, which has included four seasons with Dallas, two with the St. Louis Rams, three with the Miami Dolphins and the 2001 campaign with the Washington Redskins.
Heupel, a consensus first-team All-America selection, had been a sixth-round draft selection of the Miami Dolphins in the NFL's 2001 draft after posting a 19-4 regular season record in two years as a starter for the Sooners. Hampered by a wrist injury on his left (passing) arm, the 6-2, 215-pound field general was placed on injured reserve following the team's final roster reduction for the regular season, then waived off it on September 18, 2001. He subsequently had been out of football until signed by the Packers in February.