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Raiders sign Taiwan Jones to extension

Deal is worth $4.355 million. Aaron Wilson

Print This February 24, 2014, 02:48 PM EST

The Oakland Raiders took care of one of their top special teams players on Monday.

The organization announced that it signed cornerback and special teams standout Taiwan Jones to a three-year extension. Multiple reports place his new deal at $4.355 million.

Jones was drafted as a running back but converted to the defensive side of the ball before the 2013 season. He led the Raiders in special teams tackles with 13.

“It’s a blessing,” Jones said in a statement released by the Raiders. “It’s rare to see and to know that my local team wants me to stay home, and it’s just a blessing. I’m glad to be part of it, happy to remain here and there are big things coming that I am happy to be part of it.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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