Jones caught two of three targets for 63 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.
The big one was a 57-yarder from rookie quarterback Josh Allen, surprisingly the team's longest completion since Sept. 15, 2016. While it's a nice play on the books, Jones remains an unreliable option with three catches or less in 15 of his 17 pro games. Perhaps even more surprisingly, Jones is still looking for his first 70-yard game.
Jones caught three balls on six targets for 26 yards in Sunday's blowout loss to the Ravens.
Jones was second on the team in targets to Kelvin Benjamin's seven and saw the field (94 percent of offensive snaps) more than any other Buffalo receiver, so his role as a starter seems clear. However, the Bills have an entirely new offense this season with uncertainty at the quarterback spot, where LeSean McCoy and Benjamin will remain the focal points if things ever start running smoother than they did Sunday. Jones remains a deep reserve thought, with some upside if he starts to prove himself at the pro level, something that really hasn't happened yet.
Jones secured his only target for eight yards during Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.
Jones could have had a bigger night had quarterback AJ McCarron noticed the receiver wide open multiple times throughout the game. Still, Jones doesn't seem to be in danger of losing his roster spot during this weekend's roster cuts and -- especially given Corey Coleman's disappointing performance this preseason -- it would be a shock if Jones didn't open Week 1 as the No. 2 receiving option behind Kelvin Benjamin.
Jones (knee) caught his only target for a five-yard gain in Friday's preseason game against the Browns.
Perhaps more important than the stat line, Jones got the start across from Kelvin Benjamin, per WKBW's Joe Buscaglia. The second-year wideout caught his pass from Friday's starting quarterback, A.J. McCarron, who later was diagnosed with a collarbone fracture. Jones seems to have the advantage over Corey Coleman for a starting job in an offense led by Josh Allen or Nathan Peterman.
Jones (knee) is expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Browns, Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.
Jones resumed practicing nearly two weeks ago and started taking contact Monday. He reportedly looked healthy and explosive throughout the week of practice, setting him up for an appearance in Friday's game. The 2017 second-round pick is battling Corey Coleman for a starting job.
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|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|
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