Jones signed a contract with the Texans on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Jones appeared in six games with the Bills in 2018 as the team's special-teams captain before landing on injured reserve due to a neck injury. Now healthy, the 30-year-old projects to hold a role on special teams, assuming he makes the 53-man roster.
Jones (neck) will not play in Monday's matchup with the Patriots, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports. Jones will miss his second straight game due to a neck injury he suffered in Week 6 against the Texans. His absence at practice throughout the week makes this news relatively unsurprising. LeSean McCoy (concussion) is still in the league's protocol and Chris Ivory has a minor hamstring injury, which leaves Marcus Murphy as the team's only truly healthy back. Even if the first two veterans play Monday -- which still seems likely -- Murphy is the guy most likely to fill Jones' special teams duties.
Jones (neck) didn't practice Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Jones originally suffered a neck injury in Week 6 against the Texans, and was unable to suit up in Week 7. His status for Week 8 is still up in the air, but this news certainly doesn't bode well for his return to the field. If Jones is unable to suit up in Week 8, Marcus Murphy would likely continue to assume his role on special teams and provide depth at running back.
Jones won't play Sunday against the Colts due to a neck injury, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. It wasn't previously known why Jones was unable to practice, but the Bills finally revealed the source of the running back's discomfort in addition to ruling him out. The extent of Jones' setback isn't certain, however, so it remains to be seen if he'll miss any additional action beyond this week. Marcus Murphy might be asked to suit up this week and take on Jones' roles on special teams and as a depth running back.
Jones is week-to-week with an undisclosed injury suffered during Sunday's loss to the Texans, Chris Brown of the Bills' official sitereports. Jones is a strong special teams player, but as a depth player and with the Bills having other options in the return game, his loss wouldn't be that big of a hit to a team that has much bigger problems trying to figure out the current mess of a quarterback situation.
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|1||09/09||@New Orleans Saints||3||12.44|
|3||09/22||@Los Angeles Chargers||24||20.00|
|6||10/13||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||23.78|
|13||12/02||New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|16||12/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||21.25|
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