Marvin Jones Jr. Signs One-Year Deal To Return To Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. runs.

Free agent wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. is heading back to Detroit after signing a one-year deal with the Lions.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jones is signing a $3 million deal that could be worth up to $5 million.

Marvin Jones Jr. Returns To Detroit Lions After Stint With Jacksonville Jaguars

In March 2021, Jones signed a two-year, $12.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In two seasons with the Jaguars, Jones registered 119 catches for 1,361 yards and seven touchdowns.

In the 2023 Wild Card Round, Jones caught a key touchdown pass from quarterback Trevor Lawrence to help the Jaguars erase a 27-point deficit and defeat the Los Angeles Chargers 31-30.

Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012, the 33-year-old achieved the most success as a pro while playing for the Lions from 2016-2020. In 2017, Jones registered his only 1,000-yard season (1,101) and added nine receiving touchdowns.

For his career, Jones has 542 catches for 7,386 yards and 58 touchdowns

Jones announced his return to Detroit on his Twitter page.

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Jones will likely replace wide receiver D.J. Chark, who signed with the Carolina Panthers.

Jones will join a receiving corps that includes 1,000-yard receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and 2022 first-rounder Jameson Williams, who played sparingly in 2022 as he recovered from a torn ACL suffered at Alabama.

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