Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/12
No one doubts the top-end speed of Oakland Raiders running back Taiwan Jones, but 1 1/2 seasons into his NFL career, he can't get started. Jones has one carry for 2 yards this season after a rookie season that included 16 rushes for 73 yards. A fourth-round draft pick out of Eastern Washington, Jones may get his first chance at meaningful, extended playing time Sunday when the Raiders play the Baltimore Ravens. Both lead running back Darren McFadden and backup Mike Goodson have high right ankle sprains, and although coach Dennis Allen said neither player would be ruled out until Friday or later, it's likely neither will play. That leaves Jones, fullback Marcel Reece and potentially practice squad player Jeremy Stewart to man a running game that has struggled even with McFadden in the lineup. "I'm definitely excited. There's definitely an opportunity for me to extend my role on the team," Jones said. "I'm getting the opportunity, so I want to make the most of it." As a ro...
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