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Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians made it clear on Wednesday that Ronald Jones is the lead back in his offense heading into LeSean McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers last week and, on Tuesday, he explained what pushed Tampa Bay over other options. Howard, Ronald Jones, a solid offensive line, all the pieces are there for an explosive year from the Buccaneers' offense. Howard believes it's one of the league's best. Year 2 marked significant improvement for Tampa Bay running back Ronald Jones but none of that really matters to the young RB, who knows he must improve once again because there's little time to slowly develop with Tom Brady in town.
News: 4 hours ago Jones and the other Bucs running backs continued to struggle with drops Monday morning, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Smith notes that Jones had an impressive catch in one-on-one drills Monday morning, but the general pattern coming from Bucs camp suggests his receiving work has been subpar. It sounds like the other Tampa Bay running backs haven't been much better, with the possible exception of passing-down specialist Dare Ogunbowale. While it increasingly seems unlikely for Jones to take away some of the work that went to Ogunbowale last season, we do have Arians on record referring to RoJo as the "main guy" in his backfield. Jones figures to enter Week 1 as the lead runner, but he'll probably be looking over his shoulder if he doesn't start the season strong.
He played college football at USC. Jones was rated by Rivals. As a sophomore in , Jones played 13 games with 1, rushing yards, 79 receiving yards, and 13 total touchdowns. As a junior in , Jones played 13 games with 1, rushing yards, receiving yards, and 20 total touchdowns. Source : . In the 48—10 loss, he had ten carries for 29 rushing yards. In Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams , Jones rushed 19 times for 70 yards and one touchdown in the win.