ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have acquired WR Zay Jones via a trade with the Buffalo Bills, the club announced Tuesday.
As part of the trade terms, Oakland will send a 2021 draft pick to the Bills in return for Jones.
Originally a second-round selection (37th overall) by the Bills in the 2017 NFL Draft, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound wide receiver out of East Carolina has appeared in 37 contests and made 27 starts over his first three seasons in the NFL, compiling 90 receptions for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns. In one postseason appearance, Jones logged two receptions for 20 yards.
Last season, Jones started in 15-of-16 games for the Bills and tallied a team-best 56 receptions for 652 yards and seven scores. His seven touchdown receptions were tied for second-most among all second-year wide receivers in the NFL, five of which came in the month of December and tied for the NFL lead.
A native of Austin, Texas, Jones had a standout career as a Pirate, appearing in 49 games over his four years (2013-16) with the program, notching a NCAA FBS-record 399 receptions during his collegiate career. As a senior in 2016, Jones hauled in a NCAA-leading 158 passes to earn first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors.
In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived WR Marcell Ateman.