Taiwan Jones
RB OAK (10)
2 weeks ago

Jones appears to be the leading candidate to return kickoffs for the Raiders, Eddie Paskal of Raiders.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones is listed second on the team's running back depth chart, but with rookie DeAndre Washington impressing thus far throughout training camp, Jones is realistically the No. 3 option out of the backfield. At this point he might project to have more of a role in the return game, although Washington along with receiver Johnny Holton figure to be given opportunities on kickoffs throughout the remainder of the preseason.

Taiwan Jones
RB OAK (10)
3 weeks ago

Although Jones is listed second on the unofficial depth chart, DeAndre Washington has served as the primary backup during practice, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Raiders are likely just listing Jones ahead of the rookie due to seniority, as early reports leave little doubt that Washington is the favorite to serve as Latavius Murray's top backup. Jones, meanwhile, may have to scrap just to earn a roster spot, as UDFA Jalen Richard is already making a strong impression.

Taiwan Jones
RB OAK (10)
3 weeks ago

Jones returned to practice Saturday after missing back-to-back sessions, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Absent for two days of practice for an undisclosed reason, Jones was active in a fully-padded session Saturday. The five-year veteran will look to sustain his place in the RB pecking order behind starter Latavius Murray.

Taiwan Jones
RB OAK (10)
8 months ago

Jones (knee) is active Sunday against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

After missing practice on Wednesday, he put in a limited session on Thursday and a full session on Friday. He'll function as the team's primary kick returner, but he'll also see occasional snaps at running back.

Taiwan Jones
RB OAK (10)
8 months ago

Jones (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

The primary returner for the Raiders was able to practice fully Friday, so it appears as if he'll be good to go Sunday against the Packers. Jones hasn't seen many opportunities out of the backfield despite being listed as Latavius Murray's primary back up, so he shouldn't be thought of as a realistic fantasy contributor this week.

Taiwan Jones
RB OAK (10)
9 months ago

Jones rushed for two yards on one carry in Sunday's win over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Jones returned to action on Sunday after missing last week's game with a knee injury, as he received just his second carry in the last four games. The fifth-year running back has been used as the Raiders' primary return-man for most of the season, and he's only record 16 carries for 74 yards across 13 games. Jones might receive carries from time-to-time when Latavius Murray needs a break, but he shouldn't be considered a realistic fantasy option at the running back position.

Taiwan Jones
RB OAK (10)
9 months ago

Jones (knee) is active Sunday against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday, and he'll be ready to go against the Broncos. He'll function as the Raiders primary kick returner.

Taiwan Jones
RB OAK (10)
9 months ago

Jones (knee) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was limited in practice Thursday and Friday, so it's no certainty that the Raiders' No. 1 kick returner could make an appearance Sunday against the Broncos. That being said, the 27-year-old should be considered more of a game-time decision.

Taiwan Jones
RB OAK (10)
9 months ago

Jones (knee) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Jones followed up limited practices Wednesday and Thursday with a no-show Friday, which forecast his second absence in a row. While he tends to a knee injury, the Raiders will turn to Latavius Murray and, to a lesser extent, Jamize Olawale out of the backfield.

Taiwan Jones
RB OAK (10)
9 months ago

Jones (knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

The Raiders have yet to officially rule their primary kick returner out, but it seems likely Jones could miss Sunday's game after sustaining a knee injury in Week 11. Roy Helu will likely slot in as the team's backup running back behind Latavius Murray should Jones miss any time, but it's unclear who might take over on kick returns if the 27-year-old is eventually ruled inactive.