The Oakland Raiders will be adding at least seven new players to the team in the upcoming draft. Here is a list of all the prospect previews of defensive players that were written in the lead up to the big event:
Safety Kurtis Drummond
Middle linebacker Taiwan Jones
Safety Durell Eskridge
Safety Anthony Harris
Defensive end Mario Edwards
Safety Derron Smith
Linebacker Ramik Johnson...
Reggie McKenzie has made many impressive moves this past offseason to improve his veteran leadership, experience and discipline. One move that flew under the radar in my opinion is the three-year extension of Taiwan Jones.
Taiwan Jones is heading into is fourth preseason camp with Oakland, but this year things are much different for him.
Taiwan Jones making the switch to the defensive...
With the 219th pick in the draft, the Oakland Raiders selected cornerback Travis “T.J.” Carrie out of the University of Ohio. While 7th round picks are long shots to make the roster, Carrie has tremendous upside and could be in line to produce as a rookie.
Carrie has a long college injury resume, missing time in 2009 with a torn labrum and missing all of 2012 with a...
When the beginning of the 7th round rolls around in the draft, teams begin to call up rookies who haven’t been drafted yet and declare them priority free agents, players they want to sign to a deal after the last pick is made. Undrafted free agency has led to scores of productive players. John Randle and Warren Moon are Hall of Famers. Recent successes include Victor Cruz and Brandon...
Oakland Raiders: What the Taiwan Jones extension means for themOn February 24th, the Raiders signed cornerback Taiwan Jones to a three year contract extension worth $4.355 million. The former running back carved out a prominent role on special teams, using his blazing speed to cover kicks and punts.
Jones did not play a single defensive snap in 2013, but did play 12 snaps of offense...
Monday brought the news that the Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Taiwan Jones to a three year contract extension totaling $4.355 million dollars. In the 2011 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected him in the fourth round and he played at running back and special teams up until this past season when general manager Reggie McKenzie announced that Jones would be making the switch from...
Special teams standout Taiwan Jones signed a three year $4.35 million dollar extension. Jones, a listed cornerback was drafted in the fourth round out of Eastern Washington In the 2011 NFL draft as a running back.
Jones converted to corner back before last season in an effort to earn more playing time. With seasoned vets Darren McFadden and Rashard Jennings, second year man Jeramy...
The Oakland Raiders signed special teams standout Taiwan Jones to a three-year extension on Monday that keeps him under contract through 2017.
Jones still had one year remaining on his rookie deal but was allowed to negotiate an extension for the first time this offseason.
General manager Reggie McKenzie kept a speedster originally picked by late owner Al Davis who emerged as a...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2014
The Raiders have signed @TaiwanJonesNFL to a contract extension: http://t.co/zlQHAI9oBg pic.twitter.com/aSoJV53MJn
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) February 24, 2014
Jones, 25, will receive a three-year extension that will keep him under team control through the 2017 season.
Jones made the transition from running back to cornerback last season, so it will be interesting to see if...