Bills trade Cardale Jones to Chargers for conditional draft pic

  • With their first practice of training camp less than 24 hours away,womens Montravius Adams Jersey, the Buffalo Bills shook up their quarterback depth chart July 26 by trading Cardale Jones to the Los Angeles Chargers for a conditional draft pick.

    Jones,Authentic Julién Davenport Jersey, who joined the Bills last year as a fourth-round choice from Ohio State,womens Malik Hooker Jersey, seemingly was a long-shot to make the Buffalo roster.

    He received the fewest practice reps during off-season workouts, as the Bills clearly created a two-way competition between T.J. Yates and rookie Nathan Peterman for the second- and third-string quarterback spots behind Tyrod Taylor.

    On Twitter,womens Quincy Wilson Jersey, Jones thanked the Bills and their fans “for showing me nothing but love and support” during his brief time with the team.

    Jones arrived on the team as an ultra-raw prospect with a strong arm, but little else in the way of accuracy, consistency or pocket awareness.

    Nevertheless, who was the Bills’ offensive coordinator for most of last season and spent the final game as their interim head coach,Authentic Jamaal Williams Jersey, new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, saw enough in Jones to give him an opportunity in L.A.

    “Cardale is a good young talent,Authentic Montravius Adams Jersey, and he’s going to add competition behind Philip Rivers,womens Jamaal Williams Jersey” Lynn was quoted as saying on the Chargers’ official website. “He’s the type of quarterback you want waiting on the runway. He’s going to have the opportunity to come on the field and compete. Cardale is someone we think can be developed.”

    Jones’ lone appearance as a rookie came in the 30-10 season-ending loss against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. He completed six of 11 passes for 96 yards. He was intercepted once and sacked once.

    Although Jones had strong support from former Bills General Manager Doug Whaley,Authentic Malik Hooker Jersey, at least one former assistant coach on the team was known to have had major questions about Jones’ maturity and dedication.,womens Julién Davenport Jersey,

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    On Twitter,Authentic Tarell Basham Jersey, Jones thanked the Bills and their fans “for showing me nothing but love and support” during his brief time with the team.

    Jones arrived on the team as an ultra-raw prospect with a strong arm,womens Tarell Basham Jersey, but little else in the way of accuracy,Authentic Marlon Mack Jersey, consistency or pocket awareness.

    Nevertheless, who was the Bills’ offensive coordinator for most of last season and spent the final game as their interim head coach,womens Marlon Mack Jersey, new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, saw enough in Jones to give him an opportunity in L.A.

    “Cardale is a good young talent, and he’s going to add competition behind Philip Rivers,” Lynn was quoted as saying on the Chargers’ official website. “He’s the type of quarterback you want waiting on the runway. He’s going to have the opportunity to come on the field and compete. Cardale is someone we think can be developed.”

    Jones’ lone appearance as a rookie came in the 30-10 season-ending loss against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. He completed six of 11 passes for 96 yards. He was intercepted once and sacked once.