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Five lessons from Oakland Raiders week one depth chart

The Oakland Raiders released an updated depth chart for their week one match-up versus the Cincinnati Bengals. The depth chart will continue changing in the ongoing weeks, but here are lessons from this week’s depth chart. Team likes receiver Seth Roberts The receiver position lists undrafted free agent rookie Roberts over incumbent receivers Brice Butler and Andre Holmes. This...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Taiwan Jones making another position switch for Raiders

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Taiwan Jones is making another position switch. Two years after moving from running back to cornerback for the Oakland Raiders, Jones is going back to the offensive side of the ball. Oakland's new coaching staff led by head coach Jack Del Rio and offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave decided earlier this offseason that Jones' blazing speed makes him more valuable...
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: #1 player to watch during training camp

Reggie McKenzie has made many impressive moves this past offseason to improve his veteran leadership, experience and discipline. One move that flew under the radar in my opinion is the three-year extension of Taiwan Jones. Taiwan Jones is heading into is fourth preseason camp with Oakland, but this year things are much different for him. Taiwan Jones making the switch to the defensive...
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: why to watch TJ Carrie

With the 219th pick in the draft, the Oakland Raiders selected cornerback Travis “T.J.” Carrie out of the University of Ohio. While 7th round picks are long shots to make the roster, Carrie has tremendous upside and could be in line to produce as a rookie. TJ Carrie Carrie has a long college injury resume, missing time in 2009 with a torn labrum and missing all of 2012 with a...
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: undrafted free agency recap

When the beginning of the 7th round rolls around in the draft, teams begin to call up rookies who haven’t been drafted yet and declare them priority free agents, players they want to sign to a deal after the last pick is made. Undrafted free agency has led to scores of productive players. John Randle and Warren Moon are Hall of Famers. Recent successes include Victor Cruz and Brandon...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: What the Taiwan Jones extension means for them

Oakland Raiders: What the Taiwan Jones extension means for themOn February 24th, the Raiders signed cornerback Taiwan Jones to a three year contract extension worth $4.355 million. The former running back carved out a prominent role on special teams, using his blazing speed to cover kicks and punts. Jones did not play a single defensive snap in 2013, but did play 12 snaps of offense...
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Taiwan Jones: As valuable to the community as the Raiders

Monday brought the news that the Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Taiwan Jones to a three year contract extension totaling $4.355 million dollars. In the 2011 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected him in the fourth round and he played at running back and special teams up until this past season when general manager Reggie McKenzie announced that Jones would be making the switch from...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders extend special teams stud Taiwan Jones

Special teams standout Taiwan Jones signed a three year $4.35 million dollar extension. Jones, a listed cornerback was drafted in the fourth round out of Eastern Washington In the 2011 NFL draft as a running back. Jones converted to corner back before last season in an effort to earn more playing time. With seasoned vets Darren McFadden and Rashard Jennings, second year man Jeramy...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign CB Taiwan Jones To A Three-Year Extension

The Raiders have signed @TaiwanJonesNFL to a contract extension: — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) February 24, 2014 Jones, 25, will receive a three-year extension that will keep him under team control through the 2017 season. Jones made the transition from running back to cornerback last season, so it will be interesting to see if...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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