Taiwan Jones

Taiwan Jones

Running Back #22
ADP:Round: 11, Pick: 3
Team: Buffalo Bills
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 194 lb.
College:Eastern Washington
Age:32
Born:July 26, 1988
Drafted:2011 / Rd. 4 (125)
Draft Team:OAK

Taiwan Jones: Re-ups with AFC East champs

Jones re-signed with Buffalo on Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The veteran has almost no chance of seeing meaningful carries in 2021, but he's one of the league's better special teams men and the Bills have been happy to use up a roster spot with Jones in recent years. Jones has been in the league since 2011, and the next campaign with be his fourth with Buffalo.

March 18, 2021 12:08 PM EST

Taiwan Jones: Scratched for season finale

Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.

Analysis: Jones is a healthy scratch, yielding a spot in the lineup to undrafted rookie Antonio Williams, who was elevated from the practice squad.

January 3, 2021 8:49 AM EST

Taiwan Jones: Returns to full practice

Jones (hamstring) returned to full practice participation Friday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Jones should be out there Monday against the 49ers, but he will likely remain limited to a special teams role with Devin Singletary, Zack Moss and T.J. Yeldon all healthy ahead of him.

December 4, 2020 11:00 AM EST

Taiwan Jones: Limited Thursday

Jones (hamstring) was a limited participant for Thursday's practice session, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: We'll see if the Bills are simply managing Jones' ongoing hamstring issues after he finally returned to action Week 12 against the Chargers, or if he aggravated something the last two days. For now, we'll assume he'll be ready to suit up Monday against the 49ers in his special teams ace role.

December 3, 2020 12:13 PM EST

Taiwan Jones: Full participant Wednesday

Jones (hamstring) was a full practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: The 32-year-old hasn't seen the field since Week 7 due to the hamstring injury, but it appears he's on track to return to game action this week. Jones has played only a couple snaps on offense this season and should return to his special-teams heavy role.

November 25, 2020 3:32 PM EST

Taiwan Jones: Missing another week

Jones (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Jones is set to miss a third consecutive game due to his lingering hamstring injury. His absence will deprive Buffalo of a standout special-teams specialist against the Cardinals.

November 13, 2020 12:24 PM EST

Taiwan Jones: Out for Week 9

Coach Sean McDermott said Friday that Jones (hamstring) won't play against the Seahawks on Sunday, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Jones normally only contributes on special teams (he's handled just two offensive snaps this season), so his lack of availability won't noticeably impact Buffalo's backfield split. He is one of the Bills' better special teams specialists, though, so Jones' abilities will be missed in that capacity.

November 6, 2020 7:42 AM EST

Taiwan Jones: Misses first practice of week

Jones missed Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury.

Analysis: Jones was forced out of Sunday's win over the Patriots and missing the first practice of the week entirely doesn't put him in great shape for this week's tilt against the Seahawks. If Jones can't get back to practice on some level by Friday, the Bills will need to go to extra special teams help in Week 9, an area where Jones specializes.

November 4, 2020 12:37 PM EST

Taiwan Jones: Won't be back Sunday

Jones (hamstring) is out for the remainder of Sunday's matchup against the Patriots.

Analysis: The 10-year veteran has been active on special teams this year with an average of 15.3 snaps per game, though he's been minimally involved offensively with just two total snaps. Buffalo will have to find special-teams contributions elsewhere with Jones having been deemed unavailable for the remainder of the AFC East showdown.

November 1, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Taiwan Jones: Back to full

Jones (knee) practiced fully Thursday after working on a limited basis Wednesday.

Analysis: Jones should be good to go for Sunday's opener against the Jets, where he'll serve as one of the Bills' better special teams guys.

September 10, 2020 11:05 AM EST

Taiwan Jones: Limited work Wednesday

Jones (knee) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Jones isn't expected to factor into Buffalo's running game this week against the Jets with three backs clearly ahead of him, but he made the team for his fine special teams work and the Bills will be hoping to use him heavily on those units Sunday.

September 9, 2020 11:46 AM EST

Taiwan Jones: Returns to limited work

Jones (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: While that assumes Jones isn't quite at full health, it would seem to mean he'll be ready to play Week 1 against the Jets. Jones' roster spot is not a lock, but it's expected he'll be one of the final running backs to make the team due to his special teams talents.

September 3, 2020 11:29 AM EST

Taiwan Jones: Knee injury lingers

Jones missed Sunday's practice as he continues to battle a knee injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

Analysis: Jones is closing in on a week of missed practice time. While he's expected to make the team due to his special teams prowess, this is a squad with quite a bit of depth. Jones will have a surer shot if he can get back at it soon.

August 30, 2020 11:55 AM EST

Taiwan Jones: Misses Monday's workday

Jones missed practice Monday due to a knee injury, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: We'll see if the veteran can get back at it later this week. Jones is fighting for a spot on the final roster, though he's expected to make the team as a special teams ace, an area where the Bills fell a little short in 2019.

August 24, 2020 3:35 PM EST

Taiwan Jones: Packing bags for Buffalo

Jones signed a one-year deal with the Bills on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Jones will provide the Bills with key versatility, both as a special-teams ace and as a depth running back. He'll join a murky backfield behind Devin Singletary, as Frank Gore and Senorise Perry both stand to part ways with Buffalo in free agency.

March 18, 2020 12:43 PM EST

Taiwan Jones: Has one (important) touch in win

Jones caught his lone target for 34 yards in Saturday's 22-19 overtime win over Buffalo.

Analysis: Jones, who played just two snaps on offense, arguably had the most important catch of the game on his only touch. In overtime, quarterback Deshaun Watson miraculously escaped a sack and then found Jones, who had made himself available along the sideline. All 34 yards of Jones' reception came after the catch, and he put the Texans in business deep in Buffalo territory. Two plays later, Ka'imi Fairbairn successfully booted a game-winning 28-yard field goal to send Houston to the divisional round against the Chiefs in Kansas City. It was Jones' first postseason catch, which became the second-longest postseason reception in overtime in NFL history.

January 5, 2020 7:10 AM EST

Taiwan Jones: Playing Saturday

Jones (hamstring) is active Saturday against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Jones will take the field following a two-game absence due to a hamstring injury. The 31-year-old has yet to record an offensive snap in nine games this season.

December 21, 2019 8:46 AM EST

Taiwan Jones: Listed as questionable

Jones (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's contest in Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Jones has now been limited in practice for two straight weeks. If he's able to suit up Week 16 after a two-game absence, Jones will play a reserve role in Houston's backfield behind Carlos Hyde (ankle) and Duke Johnson.

December 19, 2019 1:22 PM EST

Taiwan Jones: Practices as limited participant

Jones (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Jones was sidelined the last two games due to the hamstring injury but may be able to retake the field Week 16. The 31-year-old likely will need to practice fully by Friday in order to avoid an injury designation at Tampa Bay this weekend.

December 17, 2019 2:15 PM EST

Taiwan Jones: Not traveling to Tennessee

Jones (hamstring) won't travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Jones will miss his second straight game. The third-string running back hasn't recorded an offensive snap this year, but Buddy Howell will work as the main reserve option behind Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson. Jones will aim to get healthy for Week 16's clash against Tampa Bay.

December 14, 2019 1:26 PM EST

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