Matt LaFleur expected Aaron Jones to be back with the Green Bay Packers -- until he wasn't.

The Packers cut Jones and then signed Josh Jacobs in free agency.

"It kind of caught me off guard, to be honest with you," LaFleur said. "There were some other things in play, obviously with Aaron Jones, and I didn't quite know how everything was going to go. It just happened really fast on that Monday."

The Packers had hoped to convince Jones to take a pay cut, but he declined and was released instead. He signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Vikings, while the Packers gave Jacobs a four-year, $48 million contract.

"It happened really fast, so I don't know all the details of that," LaFleur said. "I'm not involved in those types of conversations. But we were super excited [to get Jacobs]."