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.