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Buffalo Bills sign 4th round pick Cardale Jones

Jones will serve as the third string QB in 2016.

The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with quarterback Cardale Jones. The former Ohio State QB was the last rookie to sign with the Bills.

In his career at Ohio State, Jones completed 166-of-269 passes (61.2 completion percentage) for 2,322 yards, 15 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. The quarterback also rushed for 617 yards in his career with the Buckeyes. As the starting QB for Ohio State, Jones was a perfect 11-0.

Jones said the following on his situation in Buffalo:

“I am going in here knowing that that Tyrod is our starter,” said Jones. “I am going in here knowing that EJ is our backup. I am going in here learning, working as hard as I can working with Coach Lee in the film room, on and off the field. Whatever happens after that I guess is just a product of great circumstances.”

According to the QB, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel have both helped him as he transitions to the NFL.

“Just understanding that they went through the same exact thing I’m going through now," said Jones. "They’re kind of helping me get through those hurdles and speed bumps as painlessly as possible. I’m getting a lot of positive feedback and they're letting me know that I’m a rookie and this time next year I’ll feel 10 times more comfortable than I do now.”

Jones’ upside and raw talent made him a low-risk, high reward pick for the Bills in the draft.


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