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Bills trade QB Cardale Jones for conditional pick

Posted Jul 26, 2017

On Wednesday, Buffalo traded quarterback Cardale Jones to the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

Heading to training camp with four quarterbacks was understandably not seen as a viable option for the Bills. On Wednesday, on the eve of training camp, Buffalo traded quarterback Cardale Jones to the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for a conditional pick.

Jones, a former fourth-round pick of the Bills in 2016, was in a difficult spot on Buffalo's quarterback depth chart after the Bills signed veteran backup T.J. Yates in free agency and took QB Nathan Peterman in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft.

Yates has a firm working knowledge of Rick Dennison's offense having played in it for three years. Peterman is clearly a player the team is interested in developing. It left Jones on the outside looking in.

With Jones going to the Chargers he's now reunited with former Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn, now head coach in Los Angeles. Jones made his only NFL regular season appearance in the season finale last year for the Bills with Lynn as interim coach. 


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