ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the move confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have agreed to trade receiver Zay Jones to the Oakland Raiders.
Buffalo will acquire a fifth-round pick in the 2021 draft, according to the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity on Monday because the trade has not been announced. ESPN.com first reported the deal.
The trade comes after Jones was limited to playing just one snap in a 14-7 win at Tennessee on Sunday. Rookie Duke Williams took over Jones’ role as the No. 3 receiver and scored the decisive touchdown on a 7-yard catch in the fourth quarter, a day after being promoted from the practice squad.
Jones’ benching came a week after he was faulted for not helping break up one of three interceptions thrown by Josh Allen in a 16-10 loss to New England.
Jones was selected by the Bills in the second round of the 2017 draft out Stephen F. Austin. After an inconsistent rookie season, he led Buffalo with 56 catches, 652 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
He’s managed just seven catches for 69 yards this year.
The trade was made as both teams enter their bye weeks.