Buffalo Bills: 4 players with the most to prove on offense in 2018

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Zay Jones

Things seemed to be over for Zay Jones in Buffalo after his bizarre incident earlier this offseason. But the team and Jones both remained rather quiet and the incident seems to be a thing of the past.

Jones underwent knee surgery a few months ago so fans are still waiting to see him on the practice field in 2018. But even though he is considered a starter on paper, Jones has to show up this preseason and look solid or he could be relegated to the sidelines in his second season.

Jones finished a lackluster rookie season with 316 yards on 27 receptions. That included only two touchdowns.

The young receiver was not a Brandon Beane selection so his leash could be shorter if rookies like Robert Foster, Ray-Ray McCloud or Austin Proehl have amazing training camps. Jones shouldn’t be at risk of being cut this year, but his future in Buffalo can go away with another average year coupled with his offseason incident.

Jones must prove himself to everyone that he is someone the team can build around. He must also prove that he won’t have any more major issues off the field.

One season is not enough of a sample size to judge a player learning the ways of the NFL, but 2018 could be a make or break year for Jones.