July 18, 2024

Just in: Bills hot Agent DT finally ‘Droped Bold Hint’ at Re-Signing…

DaQuan Jones, a free agent defensive tackle, might have hinted that he would like to rejoin the Buffalo Bills in 2024.

Marcus West’s appointment to defensive line coach was soon followed by Jones’ social media celebration. Jones spent both of his seasons with the Bills as an assistant defensive line coach, and West steps up to take over as defensive coordinator in lieu of the well-liked Eric Washington, who left to join the Chicago Bears.

West, a former All-Conference USA defensive lineman for Memphis, began his coaching career in collegiate ranks. His journey included stops at Chattanooga, Minnesota and Charlotte.

Reposting the Bills’ official announcement, Jones added “Hell yeah!”

“Congratulations to this man!” said Jones in a subsequent X post. “He’s going to be one of the best DL coaches this league has seen. His mindfulness is top notch and cannot wait to see his career bear fruit!”

The 32-year-old Jones has been an important piece on the interior of the Bills’ defensive front since signing a two-year deal in 2022. Unfortunately, a torn pectoral injury limited his impact this past fall, causing him to miss the final 10 regular season games. The former Penn Stater fought his way back in time for the playoffs but had difficulty gaining traction against Kansas City’s offensive line in a 27-24 divisional round loss on January 21.

In seven games prior to injury, Jones recorded five quarterback hits, 2.5 sacks and two tackles-for-loss against the run. The 2014 fourth-round draft pick has logged 139 NFL regular season appearances, including 133 starts.

With Ed Oliver as the lone defensive tackle under contract for 2024, the salary cap-strapped Bills are likely looking to bring Jones back at the right price.

 

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