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    Position
    CB
     
    Jersey
    22
    Name  Taiwan Jones
    Born  7/26/1988
    Height  6-0
    Weight  195
    College  Eastern Washington
    12/7/2012 8:01:00 PM
    Description: Steve Corkran from the Contra Costa Times reports that Oakland running back Taiwan Jones is considering a move to cornerback.
    Insight: With Darren McFadden, Marcel Reece and Mike Goodson ahead of him on the depth chart, Jones doesn't seem to have much of a future in the Raiders' backfield. Jones played cornerback in college with Eastern Washington so he does have some experience at the position. He's carried the ball six times this year for 21 yards.
     
    11/8/2012 9:28:00 AM
    Description: Raiders running back Taiwan Jones picked up the first-team reps at running back Wednesday with Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson sidelined with ankle sprains. Quarterback Carson Palmer had high praise for Jones Wednesday: "I feel like I've been waiting forever (for Jones to play a bigger role). I can't wait. He does amazing things in practice and he's by far the fastest person on the field. And not that you want to see guys get banged up, but I'm excited about the opportunity he's getting ... I mean, he's so electrifying. He puts his foot in the ground and goes. He wiggles out of hits, he wiggles out of tackles. Can't wait to throw him the ball, get him in the open field." SOURCE: CSNBayArea.com
    Insight: Jones has been slowed by injuries and ball security issues this season but he's all the Raiders have left at running back. He will likely split time with fullback Marcel Reece but Reece has just one carry this season and is more of a receiving threat than a runner. Jones could be a decent flex play for the desperate owner this week with Reece providing a solid PPR line.
     
    11/5/2012 5:13:00 PM
    Description: Raiders coach Dennis Allen told the media that running back Taiwan Jones hasn't played more this season because he needs to show the coaches he's improved his ball security issues. SOURCE: Vic Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle
    Insight: Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both suffered high ankle sprains Sunday, so Jones will presumably get the chance to prove himself. Full back Marcel Reese caught eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown Sunday and has 26 receptions but just one rush this season.
     
    11/5/2012 5:13:00 PM
    Description: Raiders coach Dennis Allen told the media that running back Taiwan Jones hasn't played more this season because he needs to show the coaches he's improved his ball security issues.
    Insight: Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both suffered high ankle sprains Sunday, so Jones will presumably get the chance to prove himself. Full back Marcel Reese caught eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown Sunday and has 26 receptions but just one rush this season.
     
    8/2/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Description: Oakland Raiders running backTaiwan Jones has been running with the second team according to Paul Gutierrez of csnbayarea.com
    Insight: His competition for the backup role, newly acquired Mike Goodson was running with the third team even before injuring his hamstring. As often as fantasy stud running back Darren McFadden gets injured, determining the running back to use as a handcuff will be absolutely necessary before drafting the starter.
     
    3/31/2012 2:24:00 PM
    Description: The trade of Mike Goodson to Oakland means that Taiwan Jones won't inherit the Darren McFadden handcuff role from Michael Bush but instead will have to fight for the backup spot.
    Insight: As often as McFadden gets injured, determining the running back to use as a handcuff will be absolutely necessary before drafting the starter.
     

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

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        The rain chance is 60% today, and the showers develop near the coast before noon.
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        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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