The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 13, 2013…Waived by Raiders, Aug. 26, 2013…Re-signed by Raiders to practice squad, Dec. 11, 2013…Signed by Raiders as a reserve/future free agent, Dec. 30, 2013.
CAREER: Re-joined the Raiders’ practice squad on Dec. 11, after being waived in training camp, and spent the remainder of the 2013 season there.
COLLEGE: Played final year of college at Grambling State as a linebacker after spending three years at Louisiana Tech as a tight end…During senior season, recorded 51 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…At Louisiana Tech, caught eight passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in three seasons.
PERSONAL: Attended John Ehret High School in Marrero, La. …Lettered three years…Named all-American, all-West Bank, all-district, all-metro and Defensive MVP as a junior...Named all-district as a freshman and second team all-West Bank as a sophomore...Also played basketball and lettered in track and field.
RB Taiwan Jones attended the Oakland Athletic League ESPYs, honoring student-athletes that displayed excellence in the classroom, on the field, and in their community.
The Oakland Raiders tamed up with the NFL and the American Heart Association for the Play 60 Challenge at Delane Eastin Elementary in Union City, Calif.