Taiwan Asti Eric Jones (born July 26, 1988) is an American football running back and return specialist for the Buffalo Bills. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Eastern Washington.
Jones was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, and saw action both running and receiving the ball, as well as on special teams.
In 2013, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie stated that Jones would switch from running back to cornerback. On February 24, 2014, Jones and the Raiders agreed on a three-year contract extension.
At the beginning of the Raiders’ 2015 offseason activities, it was announced that new head coach Jack Del Rio had switched Jones back to running back. On July 28, 2017, Jones was released by the Raiders.
On August 2, 2017, Jones was signed by the Buffalo Bills. He was placed on injured reserve on November 4, 2017, after suffering a broken arm in Week 9.
On March 16, 2018, Jones re-signed with the Bills. He was named a team captain for the 2018 season for his role on special teams. He was placed on injured reserve on October 31, 2018, with a neck injury.
On May 14, 2019, Jones signed with the Houston Texans. His 34-yard reception in overtime set up the Texans’ winning field goal against the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round.
Jones and Washington Football Team wide receiver, DeAndre Carter, in 2021. Jones re-signed with the Buffalo Bills on March 30, 2020. In the AFC Championship against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jones recovered a fumble lost by wide receiver Mecole Hardman on a punt return during the 38–24 loss.
Jones re-signed with the Bills on March 29, 2021. On April 4, 2022, Jones re-signed again with the Bills on a one-year contract.
Taiwan Jones Contract and Salary
He signed a 4 year, $96,000,000 contract, including a $21,500,000 signing bonus, $70,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $24,000,000.
Taiwan Jones Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.
Taiwan Jones Height
He is 6 feet tall
Taiwan Jones Stats
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Taiwan Jones Weight
He is 83 kg