Jones was drafted as a running back in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. After two seasons at the position as a reserve -- carrying the ball just 22 times -- Dennis Allen moved him to cornerback. The speedster never quite adjusted to the switch and remained at the bottom of the depth chart last season.
However, Jones became a special teams stalwart, which earned him a contract extension last year.
Still, given his speed, it's likely the Raiders' staff viewed any value Jones has as an offensive player greater than his odds of climbing the depth chart in the defensive backfield.