Tom Brady isn’t the only big name on the Raiders’ list of targets. Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the team is expected to show “legitimate interest” in cornerback Byron Jones.
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The Raiders are sitting on more than $50MM in cap space, and they could naturally use some reinforcement on defense. While 2019 second-rounder Trayvon Mullen showed that he can be a dependable starter, pairing him with someone of Jones’ caliber could create one of the top tandems in the league.
Jones has spent his entire career with the Cowboys, and he earned a Pro Bowl nod and second-team All-Pro recognition during the 2018 season. This past year, he finished with 46 tackles, six passes defended, and one forced fumble. Bonsignore notes that he only allowed 106 yards after the catch last season.
With the Cowboys focused on retaining Dak Prescott and wideout Amari Cooper, it’s been expected that Jones will end up switching squads this offseason (although Dallas “will at least do their due diligence” on the defensive back). Jones will be joined at the top of the cornerback market by James Bradberry and Chris Harris.
9 comments on “Raiders Interested In CB Byron Jones”
Not as good as my ravens. Jones isn’t a top CB. Marlon and Peter’s are better, plus with Young coming back.
How did ravens do in playoffs? Asking for a friend
Didn’t say the best. “Could create one of the top tandems in the league”. Jones is a solid corner, who although doesn’t have all the turnovers created people drool over, is one of the best cover corners in the league. Can’t create too many turnovers when teams don’t throw your way. Mullen looks like he has the potential to be something special.
The next Larry Brown?
Nah…Brown got his money after a Super Bowl performance. Jones is good long term.
Trayvon was extremely up and down that’s laughable saying he’d be part of the best tandem in the league.
Thinking the same thing. Everybody better pump the brakes on Mullen. Signing Jones would just be about getting some solid talent on a still terrible (but young) defense
He was a rookie last year. Played solid after they traded Conley. Did you watch any Raider games last year or you just another one who bashes players without watching? What part about Mullen is laughable ?
The raiders need to find some help for their defense, because they were as awful against pass as the jets I think they were 30th in league better than just the panthers and jets defenses, but they need some guys in the secondary that’s not a mystery