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Taiwan Jones | Running Back | #26

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
College: Eastern Washington
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (125) / OAK
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Bills RB Taiwan Jones suffered a broken arm in Week 9 against the Jets and is done for the season.
Jones isn't a factor on offense but returned kicks and played special teams. Nov 3 - 1:07 PM

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Bills signed RB Taiwan Jones, formerly of the Raiders.

Jones was cut last week after spending the first six seasons of his career in Oakland. He'll compete for a kick return role and add depth to Buffalo's backfield. Jones is coming off a down year, but was one of the league's top returners in 2015.
Aug 2 - 5:29 PM

Raiders released RB Taiwan Jones.

It's astounding Jones lasted as long as he did in Oakland. Yo-yoing between cornerback and running back, Jones was a core special teamer. He was grossly overpaid for many of his six years in Oakland. The speed demon turned 29 on Wednesday.
Jul 27 - 2:12 PM

Taiwan Jones is in the league's concussion protocol.

He'll need to pass multiple tests before returning to practice. Jones surprisingly got three touches in Week 1, but is behind Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington for backup duties.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 06:55:00 PM

Taiwan Jones (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

Jones was held out Friday after practicing on a limited basis, suggesting he may have had a setback. He's missed the last two games with a PCL sprain. Roy Helu will continue to be active if Jones doesn't return.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Raiders declared RB Taiwan Jones, CB Keith McGill, LB Neiron Ball, C Rodney Hudson, OL Khalif Barnes, WR Rod Streater and TE Gabe Holmes inactive for Week 12 against the Titans.

Jones is week to week. Although he's a core special teamer, Jones could end up on injured reserve if he isn't ready in another week or two.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:33:00 AM

Taiwan Jones (questionable, knee) has a sprained PCL.

Jones practiced on a limited basis Friday, but is looking on the doubtful side of questionable. Roy Helu will be active for the first time since Week 8 if Jones sits.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Raiders special teamer Taiwan Jones suffered a knee injury in Oakland's Week 11 loss to the Lions.

Jones went down early, and never returned. A multi-week injury would thrust Roy Helu back into 46-man roster duties.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 06:11:00 PM

Raiders declared RB Taiwan Jones, DT C.J. Wilson, CB Kevin McGill, DE Benson Mayowa, LB Ben Heeney, OL Jon Feliciano and OL Matt McCants inactive for Week 4 against the Bears.

Jones (foot) missed Wednesday and Thursday before getting in a limited practice on Friday. He could be ready next week. Wilson (calf), McGill (foot) and Mayowa (knee) did not practice at all this week.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 11:39:00 AM

Taiwan Jones is listed as the Raiders' No. 2 running back.

It's more an indictment of Roy Helu than anything else. A 2011 fourth rounder, Jones has just 27 career carries, and has bounced between offense and defense. We still expect Helu to serve as Latavius Murray's primary backup, but the Raiders must not be happy after injuries limited Helu to just 11 preseason carries for eight yards. Jones will continue to make his money on special teams.
Source: raiders.com
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 02:52:00 PM

Raiders KR/RB Taiwan Jones weighed 205 pounds in March.

Coming off foot surgery, Jones was down to 180. He packed on 25 pounds of muscle, which should help in kickoff coverage. Jones, who ran a 4.33 coming out of Eastern Washington, will be in the mix for punt and kickoff return duties as well.
Source: Raiders.com
Tue, Jul 14, 2015 09:54:00 AM

Raiders CB/ST Taiwan Jones is moving back to running back.

The No. 125 overall pick of the 2011 draft, Jones was drafted as a running back, but was designated as a corner the past two seasons. A special teamer by trade, Jones spent the vast majority of 2014 on injured reserve with a foot injury. Jones has averaged 4.3 yards on 27 career carries. We expect he'll see few, if any, offensive snaps in 2015.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 07:19:00 PM

Raiders will place CB/ST Taiwan Jones (foot surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

He was set to miss 4-6 weeks, but the Raiders can't wait around for Jones to get healthy when he only contributes on special teams. One of GM Reggie McKenzie's prized offseason re-signings, Jones was inked to a four-year, $5 million extension last February. He's done for the year after one game.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Raiders special teamer Taiwan Jones will miss 4-8 weeks with a foot injury.

It makes Jones a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return. Playing under a four-year, $5 million deal, Jones is one of the league's highest-paid special teamers.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Raiders special teamer Taiwan Jones wants to play more cornerback this season.

Jones played just ten snaps in his first season as a full-time corner in 2013. He knows his main contributions will come on special teams -- where he racked up a team-high 14 tackles last season -- but wants to become more complete. Jones inked a three-year contract extension in February.
Source: raiders.com
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 06:36:00 PM

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