Lions To Place WR Marvin Jones On IR

Marvin Jones‘ third Lions season will come to an end early. Detroit will place the veteran wide receiver on IR, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News tweets.

A knee injury has sidelined Jones in recent weeks. The Lions are signing linebacker Nicholas Grigsby to fill Jones’ roster spot, per Rogers (on Twitter).

Detroit dealt Golden Tate to Philadelphia this season but soon after lost Jones to injury. The 2017 Lions saw both players exceed 1,000 yards, making them the only 1,000-1,000 receiver tandem last season, but this year’s group will play without both the rest of the way. Kenny Golladay will take over as the Lions’ No. 1 wideout.

Signed through 2020 on his $40MM deal, Jones had played in 31 regular-season games with Detroit from 2016-17. He’ll end up missing seven this season. The 28-year-old wideout caught 35 passes for 508 yards and five touchdowns this season.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

View Comments (4)
newest oldest

4 comments on “Lions To Place WR Marvin Jones On IR

    • crosseyedlemon

      Patricia has done alright as a rookie HC given the talent limitations. Winning those last 2 games against division rivals is not futile by any means. Packers will be going through a shakeup next season and the Vikings won’t have much cap room to work with.

Leave a Reply