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Raiders second-year running back Taiwan Jones took first team reps during Wednesday’s practice, per Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com.
“He’s been a little up and down,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said of Jones, via Gutierrez. “A little injury-prone, or injury-plagued, and so it’s been kind of tough to evaluate because he’s missed some time. But we’ve got confidence in Taiwan and if he’s called on to step in and play, then we fully anticipate him stepping in and perform and do his job.”
Jones has exceptional speed, but like Dennis Allen said, he is injury prone and struggles to hold onto the ball. He should see a big increase in his role with the offense, but don’t be surprised if he used more as a change of pace back rather than the Raiders feature back. It’s worth noting that when running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson left last week’s game with ankle injuries, Marcel Reece received more playing time than did Jones.
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With DMC and Mike Goodson out for week 10 the duties will be up to Taiwan Jones and Marcel Reece against the Ravens.
Taiwan Jones will be the ‘starter’, which can be nothing more than ceremonial at times. The Raiders have really failed to run the ball effectively this season and they may not change even against a Ravens team that has been run over during the...
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Oakland Raiders running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson were expected to sit out practice yesterday, but defensive lineman Richard
Seymour was also sidelined due to a hamstring issue, reports Paul Gutierrez of
"After getting some
treatment Monday and Tuesday, we felt like holding (Seymour) out of practice
today," said coach Dennis Allen. "...
The Oakland Raiders will be without RB’s Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
Both players missed practice on Friday because of high-ankle sprains, so Taiwan Jones figures to see large workload with Marcel Reece being mixed in throughout the game. McFadden’s injury isn’t believed to be too severe, so there’s at least a chance that he...
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For the Raiders:
Did not participate: RB Mike Goodson (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), DT Richard Seymour (knee/hamstring) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot)
Limited participation: OT Khalif Barnes (groin), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder), K Sebastian Janikowski (left groin) and S Matt Giordano (hamstring)
Full participation: T Willie Smith (knee), FB Marcel Reece (hamstring), LB Miles...