RB Ronald Jones II - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|6-1, 195||Born: 8-3-1997||College: Southern California||Drafted: ---|
2018 Week 4 vs CHI (10 / 29 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Jones entered the game after Peyton Barber and got less snaps, but he did out-touch the starter 11-8. Neither back had much of a chance as the Bucs fell behind immediately and had to try to throw the ball. Jones managed a team high 29 yards rushing. He secured a check down pass out in the 2nd quarter but was tackled behind the line of scrimmage on his only reception of the day.
2018 Week 6 vs ATL (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Jones was used sparingly in relief of Barber. He didn't see the field until late in the 2nd quarter. Jones carried the ball once for a short gain, then caught a halfback screen on the next drive that picked up 10 yards. Winston hit him again out of the backfield on the next play for a short gain. Jones caught one more short out route late in the 3rd quarter, but didn't see many snaps behind Barber in the 2nd half.
2018 Week 7 vs CLE (6 / 13 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Jones barely saw the field in the first half, working his way sparingly into the rotation in the 2nd quarter. Jones got some extra work in the 2nd half after Peyton Barber left with an undisclosed injury. Jones scored his first NFL touchdown in the 3rd quarter, punching in an easy one from the 2 yard line after OJ Howard went down just shy of the pylon on the previous play. Darby made nice catch in stride on a wheel route out of the backfield, picking up 15 yards on his only target of the day. The Bucs have not revealed any information yet about Barber's injury and whether or not he may miss time.
2018 Week 8 vs CIN (2 / -3 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Despite some speculation that he would be handling lead back duties in week 8, Jones started the day as Barber's backup/change of pace. He entered the game in the 2nd quarter, carrying the ball twice and catching one short pass out of the backfield on the drive. Unfortunately, he injured his hamstring and was declared out after halftime. Jacquizz Rodgers operated as Barber's backup for the remainder of the game.
2018 Week 13 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones returned from a hamstring injury that had sidelined him for several weeks. He played sparingly in relief of Peyton Barber. Jones was featured briefly during a 2nd quarter drive, but didn't do much with his 4 carries. He was not targeted in the passing game.
2018 Week 15 vs BAL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Jones was used sparingly behind Barber. He caught a swing route out of the backfield in the 1st quarter and was hit hard behind the line of scrimmage. Jones also dropped another pass later in the 3rd quarter.