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Taiwan Jones: Veterans think winning is close for Raiders

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Oakland Raiders cornerback Taiwan Jones says that the team's veterans think the Raiders, who have not finished higher than third in the AFC West since 2002, are close to finally having success again.

"I truly believe that it’s different here," Jones told Raiders.com, speaking about the atmosphere after the team added an influx of veteran players in the offseason, including defensive ends Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley, quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver James Jones.

“When you have veterans that have been in the game a long time and that have been able to accomplish the goals that we’re trying to accomplish this year, it definitely feels good because you get to see and hear advice from those guys and hear them say that we’re close and that it’s possible,” said Taiwan Jones. “It makes you want to work that much harder. You see how hard they’re working and it just carries on. It’s a ripple effect for everyone.”

Jones is entering his fourth season with the Raiders. In 2013 he had 14 total tackles and was signed a three-year extension with the team at the end of the season. 

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