Texans Sign RB Taiwan Jones

Veteran Taiwan Jones has found a new home. The running back has signed with the Texans, according to agent Doug Hendrickson (via ESPN’s Field Yates on Twitter).

Following a six-year stint with the Raiders that saw him contributing as a running back, returner, and cornerback, Jones caught on with the Bills in 2017. He spent the past two seasons in Buffalo, including a 2018 campaign where he served as the team’s special teams captain.

Jones didn’t play much of an offensive role during his stint with the Bills, hauling in a single catch. However, he did compile seven kick returns and eight tackles through those two campaigns (14 games). His last major offensive contribution came with Oakland in 2015, when he had 16 carries for 74 yards and seven receptions for 106 yards and one score.

In Houston, the 30-year-old will presumably continue to contribute primarily on special teams. He could also theoretically compete with the likes of Gregory HowellJosh Ferguson, and seventh-rounder Cullen Gillaspia for backup reps behind running backs Lamar Miller and D’Onta Foreman.

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  1. braveshomer

    man I picked him as a sleeper a few years back in fantasy, super fast but never got a true starters chance with Raiders

    • crosseyedlemon

      I wonder if the Texans can convince him to accept a Chiang Kia-cheque as the signing bonus.

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