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Raiders sign CB Jones to contract extension

The Raiders signed cornerback Taiwan Jones to a three-year contract extension Monday, keeping the local product in a silver-and-black uniform through the 2017 season.
“I was excited when they came to me about the extension,” Jones said in a statement provided by the Raiders. “It is definitely a blessing for a local kid to be part of the Raiders turnaround. I’ve been an underdog all my life, so it’s very fitting for me to remain here.”
Jones, a Deer Valley High School graduate, started his NFL career as a running back, when the Raiders selected him in the fourth round of the 2011 draft.
He converted to cornerback last season as a way of getting on the field more often. The Raiders already had Darren McFadden, Rashad Jennings and Jeremy Stewart at running back.
Jones spent most of his time on special teams, where he developed into one of the league’s best players on kick and punt coverage.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen and Jones’ teammates campaigned hard for Jones to be recognized for his stellar special teams play by being selected to the Pro Bowl.
That didn’t materialize, but Jones vowed to work harder and perform better in 2014 and beyond. He now has the opportunity to do so for the Raiders.
“I feel good about next year,” Jones said. “Obviously, I was able to do a lot of good things on special teams last year. Unfortunately, I didn’t make the Pro Bowl last year, but that is something I’m shooting for this year.”
Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo said Jones’ extension is for $4.35 million, meaning Jones is slated to earn $5 million over the next four seasons.

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  • Raider O

    Don’t worry bro. No way he is available when we pick. Top 3 pick for sure

  • marks hair

    He has one red flag. attitude

  • Mike_Trail

    Dude has a good skill set–I like having him around.

  • Guest123
  • dplunk

    willing to bet the very 1st thing that the coaches complain about if next season plays out horribly is: “Give us some more time we had a bunch of new players”
    So my main concern is I certainly hope this coaching staff is up to par next season.

  • FourMoreYears

    I’ll just leave this here…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Uf95INZmWI

  • Raider O

    Lol. You guys never run out of excuses.

  • FourMoreYears

    And you guys never run out of things to complain about.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    HEY RAIDER O..GOOD DAY TO U SIR.IS THE GUY WORTH A TOP 5 PICK BY AN ORGANSITION THAT NEEDS TO HIT ON THE PICK BADLY..

  • Guest123

    ugh! can’t get the Redd Foxx Show theme music outta my head now!

  • Blackholepriest

    Great sign that this GM may have something I hope this kind of insightful decision making continues. If so we may be on our way.

  • Gdog

    What did Clowney do to deserve the accolades besides his measurables?

    Clowney basically face-planted his last season. What, two good games?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Emailed you. no response.

  • Gdog

    Well gee. I stand corrected. lol

  • marks hair

    every team he played against game planed for him.. he was double triple teamed all the time or they just went away from him completely. it’s pretty easy to game plan around 1 player.
    the NFL has plenty of tape of this. they are aware of what happened that’s why he’s still ranked number 1

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Ahem. You know about red flags at dating sites?

  • Gdog

    Suh was triple teamed his whole career and I saw him just toss players around like rag-dolls.

    And Detroit STILL sucks…

  • Raider 8

    what’s to complain about? we’re coming off consecutive 4-12 last place seasons. everything is wonderful.
    shame on everybody.

  • Raider O

    Lmao

  • HELLSBELLS

    Barr did 15 reps.

  • BigBenRexor

    Can’t teach Speed, which is very valuable when your coaching staff can’t teach anything else either.

  • Raider 8

    signing a decent special teams player is enough to garner that kind of confidence?

  • FourMoreYears

    Yep, everything is one extreme or the other. No room at all for moderate opinions, thanks for clearing that up.

  • DutchRaid

    Not true…they teach the players very well about sportsmanship and being gracious in defeat!

  • Gdog

    Not myself of course…

  • Blackholepriest

    Great org are great at both player acquisition and player development.

  • DutchRaid

    Your choice for #5 pick?

  • Raider O

    Good day to you sir. He is a great prospect but his work ethic/ attitude is a concern. He is a gamble, high risk/ high reward, so I’m just glad I don’t have to make that decision. Here is a thought, if the organization is willing to gamble on a guy that almost died in the top 15, and a guy that played football a few years in the 2nd round, why would they not gamble on the best prospect a thus position in the last decade?

  • dplunk

    AMEN

  • Raider 8

    nope. no way. Carolina and jax as expansion teams in their FIRST seasons won seven games and the next yr went to the conf championship game…both teams.
    the ‘new players’ thing is just another excuse.

  • Blackholepriest

    No but when you see us keeping our better players. That is a good sign because that is how you build you have to know your team.

  • Raider O

    I didn’t get any emails from you bro. I’ll check again. Missed you too Llama Man.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Excerpt from the notebook of Lazarus Long;
    ‘Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.’

  • FourMoreYears

    Hunter S. Thompson agrees.

    The dead guy, not the FIRE REGGIE NOW guy.

  • RaidingTexas

    Big difference here: Carolina and Jax had the full salary cap amount at their disposal.
    Reggie and DA no longer have that excuse now. It’s time for results or to start kicking rocks!

  • nolarick

    Cant teach him to hold onto the ball either.

  • Blackholepriest

    BPA simple as that. I would love to get the obvious guys but if we can’t this draft is perfect for trading down acquiring additional picks. Outside of Clowney or Robinson I think I would trade down. JMHO!

  • Raider 8

    i got ya. the true test that would inspire me a bit is signing veldheer and Houston. especially since reggie said it was a priority.

  • RaidingTexas

    I don’t recall you being humble about it today.

  • Blackholepriest

    You cannot lose players like that and say you’re serious about winning………period

  • HELLSBELLS

    Wheres the outrage? Is he lazy?

  • Guest123

    see also the first chapter in the book of Wisdom.

  • Raider 8

    right. in this case I was referring to the “too many new guys to be good” thing.
    expansion teams are just thrown together with an entirely new roster of guys who have never played together.
    they are learning new systems…everyone and they had every excuse in the world for not being good right away.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Or someone is telling him to do it

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    o******y*******@ hotmail?

  • Raider 8

    i have faith reggie will do big things this offseason, but IF he doesn’t, i have no interest whatsoever in him being here in 2015.
    if a gm can’t do BIG things with the situation he has this yr…what makes anyone think he will do anything great in future years?

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  • marks hair

    If he blows this yr. Mark will probably lose the team soon after.

  • Raider O

    Yep. I check it everyday, and I just checked it again. Nothing. I checked junk emails too.

  • DutchRaid

    No to Watkins?