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Bills Are Reportedly Signing Veteran Running Back

A Buffalo Bills player picking up his helmet off of the field.

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23: A helmet is shown before a game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills are hoping to retain the AFC East title this year but have the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins hot on their trail. So they're bringing back a veteran running back to offer some added stability.

According to NFL insider Dov Kleiman, the Bills are re-signing running back Taiwan Jones for the 2022 season. Jones is an 11-year veteran who has spent four of the last five years in Buffalo.

The 33-year-old running back played all but one of his snaps in 2021 on special teams. He finished the year with six tackles and one fumble recovery, plus a 14-yard kickoff return in Week 9.

No doubt Jones will return in a similar special teams role for the Bills in 2022. He'll be 34 when the new season starts in the fall.

The Buffalo Bills have become a rock solid team in just about every area under head coach Sean McDermott. Last year they had a top five offense and the No. 1 defense, winning the AFC East title for the second year in a row.

They are the favorites to win the AFC East again this year given they have arguably the best quarterback in the division and one of the best in the NFL in Josh Allen.

Every addition makes their odds of winning ever more secure or ever stronger.

Will the Bills win the AFC East again this year?