A week after the Raiders parted ways with former fourth round pick, Taiwan Jones, he has found a new home. The gunner and sometimes gimmick running back has shuffled off to Buffalo according to Ian Rapoport.
Jones had turned into one of the better gunners in the league. He joins another former Raiders special teams standout, wide receiver Andre Holmes, who signed with the Bills this offseason as a free agent.
Jones grew up in the Bay Area, attending Deer Valley High School in Antioch. He spent the first six seasons of his career in Oakland, carrying the ball 44 times for 183 yards and catching 17 passes for 240 yards and one career touchdown. He also returned 75 kicks for 1751 yards.
With Jones, Holmes, safety Brynden Trawick and linebacker Daren Bates all gone, the Raiders will need to find suitable special teams replacements. It would appear at this point to be speedster Johnny Holton who they hope can fulfill Jones’s duties including those as a sporadic offensive weapon. Unfortunately whenever Holton is in the game, the defense pretty much knows what coming and stops it.
Fare thee well, Taiwan. We’ll always have this.
Taiwan Jones' signature highlight screen+run pic.twitter.com/fvUCHZI4Cr— GipsySafety (@GipsySafety) July 27, 2017