Raiders News: Chandler Jones has New York connection with Malcolm Koonce
The Las Vegas Raiders prepare for day three of training camp. The first two days were padless and all 11-on-11 with camp extended due to the Hall of Fame game.
Chandler Jones is one player the Raiders are excited to see how he performs with the pads. The 32-year-old potential Hall of Fame contender teams up with Maxx Crosby to form a deadly combination.
While Crosby will be his initial partner, other young players await him in the wings. One of those players is University at Buffalo’s Malcolm Koonce, entering his second season.
Jones from New York also opened up about his connection to Koonce when he found out about his home state.
“When I found out Malcolm was from New York, I lit up because I was a young player from New York. And coming from New York and going into the NFL, that’s a very small percentile. When I I found out that Malcolm was from New York, I lit up because I was a young player from New York. And coming from New York and going into the NFL, that’s a very small percentile.
With Jones in the fold coaching the younger players, we could see a leap from edge rusher. Koonce and Crosby becoming a tandem for years to come is the real goal, with Jones having come of age.
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