Veteran wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. is set to reunite with the Detroit Lions on a one-year, $3 million contract after leaving to join the Jaguars.
Veteran NFL wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. has signed a one-year, $3 million contract that could be worth up to $5 million with the Detroit Lions, according to multiple reports.
Jones has spent the last two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he caught 119 passes for 1,361 yards and seven touchdowns.
In 2021, he led the team with 73 receptions for 832 yards and four receptions.
He previously spent four years in Detroit during the 2016-2020 seasons. During that time, he posted the only 1,000-yard season of his career in 2017.
That season, he caught 61 passes for 1,101 yards and led the NFL with 18.0 yards per catch.
Marvin Jones Jr. has agreed to sign a one-off deal with the Detroit Lions for $3 million
He previously spent five years playing for the Lions during the 2016-2020 seasons as No. 1-2
In his final season in Detroit he finished just shy of the mark with 978 yards and nine touchdowns.
The 33-year-old was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2012 draft.
Jones is expected to help fill the void left by DJ Chark’s departure to the Carolina Panthers.
The Lions are in a much different position than they were years ago during Jones’ first stint in town, when they were consistently finishing seasons as one of the worst teams in the NFL.
Detroit finished 9-8 last season and narrowly missed the playoffs at the end of the year.
Jared Goff was a competent QB, and Amon Ra St-Brown emerged as one of the best young players in the league.
The team also drafted WR Jameson Williams in the first round last year, and he will now have a full year symmetric ACL surgery.
The team also signed running back David Montgomery to split current RB D’Andre Swift carriers.
Jones has spent the past two seasons playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars after leaving Detroit