New Bills DT Daquan Jones thrilled to be close to hometown
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) — New Bills Defensive Tackle Daquan Jones’s contract with Buffalo is more than just a new deal: It’s a return to the Empire State.
After spending the first eight years of his career with the Tennessee Titans, he’s Western, NY bound; just over three hours away from his hometown of Johnson City.
The Central New Yorker was a four-star player at Johnson City High School, tallying 70 tackles, three sacks and four fumble recoveries during his junior year.
Returning to the nearby area to play at the NFL level is something special to him.
"I have a lot of family that never really been to all my games," Jones said. "Just being in Tennessee last year, a lot of people that you know come and see me. So it’s one of those teams up to home. And at the same time, you look at that roster and see what you got there last year. I definitely want to be a part of it."