Lions bringing back Marvin Jones

After two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the veteran WR is heading back to Detroit next season

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Jared Goff is getting a new wide receiver for the next season. However, he is not a new face in Detroit. The Lions are bringing back WR Marvin Jones on a one-year, $3 million deal. Jones spent five seasons with the Lions between 2016 and 2020, and now he is back after two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

This will be the first time the QB will have the veteran WR with him since Jones left in the same season that Goff landed in Detroit. NFL Network Insider Mike Garofolo reported the details of the trade and said that with incentive bonuses, the value of the contract could go up to $5 million.

Jones, 33, is returning to his old team and will now join Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams as the top WRs on the roster. At this moment he will be the 10th receiver in Detroit but this number tends to go down before the start of the regular season. He is mainly coming to replace the departure of D.J. Chark, who signed with the Panthers.

In his first passage for the Lions, Marvin Jones played in 69 games. During this period he recorded 289 catches in 479 targets. He also added up 4,296 yards and 36 touchdowns. His best career season in yards was in 2017 when he had 1,101 receiving yards.

Marvin Jones

Coming from the University of California, Marvin Jones was not a top prospect in his draft class. He was picked only in the 5th round of the 2012 draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, with the no. 166 overall pick. After that, he debuted in the league and spent four years in Cincinnati before joining the Lions in 2016.

After five more seasons in Detroit and two more in Jacksonville, Jones has played a total of 145 games in the NFL, recording 542 catches out of 895 targets. He also has 7,386 yards and 58 touchdowns. His best career season in TDs was in 2013 when he scored 10 for the Bengals.

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