Bills get Taiwan Jones back at practice; re-sign a running back

Jones is expected to be a key special teams contributor this season

Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) - One of the Buffalo Bills’ key special teams players returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since injuring his knee 11 days ago.

Running back Taiwan Jones, who will most likely be counted on to be one of the team’s gunners on punts opposite Siran Neal, was back on the field, but in a limited capacity. Jones injured his knee and hadn’t practiced since August 23.

Cornerback Josh Norman and wide receiver Stefon Diggs were both limited for the second day in a row. Norman is still recovering from a hamstring injury, while Diggs is dealing with back soreness.

One addition to Thursday’s injury report was guard Brian Winters, who was out with a leg contusion. Winters was signed last month after starting right guard Jon Feliciano underwent surgery for a torn pectoral muscle.

The remaining injury report included players who had already been out, including cornerback Levi Wallace (hamstring), right end Tommy Sweeney (foot), defensive tackle Vernon Butler (hamstring), tight end Jason Croom (hamstring), offensive lineman Victor Salako (back), defensive end Mario Addison (knee), cornerback Dane Jackson (hamstring), and fullback Patrick DiMarco (neck).

Antonio Williams returns:

On Thursday morning, the Bills announced they had re-signed running back Antonio Williams to the active roster. Williams had originally signed with the team back in May as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina, but was later released.

The Bills will host the New York Jets in Week 1 of the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 13.

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