Official terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Chargers are sending a conditional seventh-round selection to Buffalo, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports, citing a source.
Jones appeared in just one game after first landing with the Bills as a fourth-round pick in the 2016 draft. For all he may lack in terms of experience at this early stage, the physical skills demonstrated during a brief career at Ohio State certainly still give him some upside looking ahead.
As Rivers nears the latter year of his career, the addition of Jones provides a low-risk, high-reward option for the future. He’ll likely also be given the opportunity to push Kellen Clemens for the primary backup job in the short term.
Jones was the odd man out in Buffalo after a new management regime selected Nathan Peterman in the fifth round of April’s draft. Widely considered to be a stronger fit for the Bills’ new offensive scheme, the Pitt product can provide depth behind Tyrod Taylor during his early career development.
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