The Oakland Raiders made their first move of the offseason (at least in regards to bringing players back) after they re-signed Taiwan Jones to a three-year, $4.3 million dollar contract – this according to Raiders.com.
The Oakland Raiders have signed CB Taiwan Jones to a three-year contract extension, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Monday. Jones, who had one year remaining on his rookie agreement, is now under contract with the Raiders through 2017.
While it’s not exactly a deal that will break the bank (and the Raiders have plenty of cap room), Jones hasn’t exactly been much of a player on either side of the ball and is relatively position-less. Granted, he is a decent special teams player, but paying him over a million dollars every year isn’t exactly needed.
That said – it is an inexpensive deal and maybe Jones will eventually play into his talent level, which makes the contract a somewhat cheap investment.
In addition to his on-field skills, Jones is one of the most active off the field players on the Raiders roster, which could have played into the re-signing as well.