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Buffalo Bills re-sign RB Taiwan Jones

The Bills’ depth chart at running back appears to be set. For now.

The Buffalo Bills moved to solidify their depth chart at the running back position on Friday, announcing that the team has re-signed Taiwan Jones.

While the move does not prevent the team from adding additional depth in the offensive backfield, it does provide the Bills with a solid veteran option for the special teams unit. Jones played 128 special teams snaps in 2017, or 29.29% of the total with that unit. He served as a kick returner at times, returning two kicks for a total of 50 yards. With Brandon Tate likely to be gone, he’s the only player on the team that has recent experience returning kickoffs.

Jones only played 3 offensive snaps for the Bills, but he was targeted in the passing game on two of them. His one reception was a big one, as he gained 11 yards on a 3rd-and-9 late in the fourth quarter of Buffalo’s 30-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jones ended the year on injured reserve after breaking his arm while covering a kick against the New York Jets on November 2. He joins Travaris Cadet in re-signing with the team after ending 2017 on injured reserve.