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Former Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones signs with Houston Texans

A special-teams captain, Jones ended his Buffalo career on injured reserve

Los Angeles Chargers v Buffalo Bills Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Former Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones, a special-teams captain in 2018, has signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans. Doug Hendrickson, Jones’s agent, announced the signing.

Jones, 30, played with the Bills for two years. He was on the team mostly due to his special-teams ability, but injuries limited him to only 14 games in a Buffalo uniform between the 2017 and 2018 seasons. In 2017, his season ended when he broke his arm while covering a kick against the New York Jets in Week 8. In 2018, he was placed on injured reserve due to a neck injury at the end of October.

Jones was initially injured against the Los Angeles Chargers in the second week of the 2018 season while trying to return a fumbled punt out of his own end zone. Jones lost his helmet on the play and then took a helmet-to-head shot from a Chargers player, opening up a large gash on his forehead. Miraculously, Jones did not miss the following week’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Jones joins former Buffalo executive Brian Gaine in Houston. Gaine served as Buffalo’s Vice President of Player Personnel in 2017 and is the general manager of the Texans.