Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Jones did not suffer a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Chargers and had his head "bruised and cut up" after taking a hit after his helmet had previously fallen off, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Jones doesn't factor much into the offense, but he is a strong special teams player and with LeSean McCoy (ribs) in pain and perhaps limited heading into Week 3, it'd help the team and the running back depth if Jones can suit up this week against Minnesota.
Jones (arm) and Travaris Cadet served as the kickoff returners during June minicamp, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports.
A career special teamer, Jones returned two kicks for 50 yards in eight games last season before a broken arm ended his campaign in early November. He re-signed with the Bills in March and now figures to compete with Cadet, Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford for what likely will be two roster spots. LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory appear locked in atop the depth chart at running back.
Jones (arm) is re-signing with the Bills.
Jones played 128 snaps on special teams and only three on offense in eight games for the Bills last season before a broken arm landed him on injured reserve. While unlikely to be part of the equation in the backfield, his contributions on special team could help him stick around the roster as the No. 4 running back. Jones figures to recover from the broken arm before training camp, if he hasn't already.
Jones (arm) was placed on Injured Reserve on Saturday, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.
Unsurprisingly, Jones has been placed on IR after being lost for the season due to a broken arm. As a result, the Bills signed Travaris Cadet, who most recently played for the Jets, to bolster their backfield.
Jones has been a consistent contributor on special teams for the Bills this season, while adding depth at running back. However, he was the victim of some bad luck Thursday when a teammate dove into him while attempting to recover an onside kick, breaking Jones' arm in the process. We'd expect the Bills to sign an outside free agent shortly since Buffalo doesn't have any tailbacks stashed on the team's practice squad.
|4||9/30/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/2/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|
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