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Taiwan Jones could switch to CB for Raiders

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04:10 PM ET 02.22 | Taiwan Jones could switch sides of the ball for the Oakland Raiders: the running back is going to have a shot to prove his worth as a cornerback next season.

Reggie McKenzie, the Raiders' GM, says he's hoping Jones can make the transition to cornerback, a spot the Raiders are weak. Oakland allowed 28.8 points per game last year, 28th in the league.

Jones came to college at Eastern Washington as a cornerback, and was projected to play the position in the pros before the 2011 NFL Draft. He hasn't made a whole lot of impact at running back, carrying the ball just 22 times in two seasons.

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, Andy Lyons Andy Lyons
February 22, 2013  04:44 PM ET

I wonder if he has a brother named Bangladesh Jones....

February 22, 2013  05:02 PM ET

Does this ever work this late in the game?

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February 22, 2013  07:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He's a good tackler, an excellent gunner on the punt unit. The only worry would be if he ever does make an interception that he might fumble it.

I always thought CB's are wide receivers that cannot catch the ball. Maybe he could sneak some stick'em on his hands ala Lester.

February 22, 2013  09:50 PM ET

He'll have to relearn how to run backwards. Oh, that's right as a running back he's got that one down.

February 22, 2013  10:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I wonder if he has a brother named Bangladesh Jones....

....and a sister named Jakarta Jones.

 
February 23, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Mrs Jones, you have a Baby Boy! Are we still in Taiwan?

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