Bills Trade WR Zay Jones To Raiders

Zay Jones is off to Oakland. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports (via Twitter) that the Bills have traded the wideout to the Raiders. In return, Buffalo will receive a 2021 fifth-round pick.

The 2017 second-round pick seemed to turn a corner in 2018 following an underwhelming rookie campaign. In 16 games (15 starts), Jones hauled in 56 receptions for 652 yards and seven scores. However, the 24-year-old saw a reduced role in 2019, as he caught only seven passes for 69 yards through his team’s first five games (including two starts).

This past weekend, Jones only played a single snap after being passed on the depth chart by former CFL player Duke Williams. Sean McDermott acknowledged Jones’ reduced role during his press conference today, noting the receiver’s team-first approach.

“He’s just got to continue to do his job,” McDermott said. “You saw we made some plays at the wide receiver position. Zay’s a guy that continues to grow. He’s still young in his career. He’ll continue to do a good job as he continues to grow, and focus on what he can control. I appreciate his team first approach yesterday.”

The Raiders have been hunting for a receiver for some time, but they still managed to improve to 3-2 despite not having Tyrell Williams, JJ Nelson, and Dwayne Harris this past weekend. Jones will now slide into a depth chart that includes Hunter Renfrow, Keelan Doss, Trevor Davis, and Marcell Ateman.

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  1. Ironman_4life

    They can sign all the offense they want. The defense is still horrible.

  2. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    This just in: Jones’ feet are reportedly frozen and he wants a new helmet…

  3. mstockw1

    As a Bills fan I’m pretty meh here. He had been a disappointment in Buffalo, make no mistake, however his contract was cheap and his value as a depth player I’d have seen as a value over a 2021 5th. Then again, it’s a roster spot and extra capital so I’m not bummed on the deal. Thanks for your time Zay, hope you find your way in the NFL.

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