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Lions place Marvin Jones Jr. on injured reserve

Lions, Marvin Jones Jr.

The Detroit Lions have had plenty of injuries on the offensive side of the ball and they can add another one to the list. According to Lions insider Tim Twentyman, Detroit is placing Marvin Jones Jr. on injured reserve.

When the news came out, many wondered why the veteran wide receiver’s season was coming to an end. Shortly after, Twentyman reported that it was due to an ankle injury that Jones is dealing with.

It is uncertain when and where Jones suffered the ankle injury that is sidelining him. Nevertheless, the Lions will be without one of their best offensive weapons for the final three weeks of the season.

Before landing on injured reserve, Jones had totaled 62 receptions, 779 yards, and nine touchdowns. While his 62 receptions lead the team, he is second on the team in yards and touchdowns behind Kenny Golladay.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that Jones has ended up being placed on injured reserve with the Lions. Last year, the 29-year-old wide receiver went on injured reserve after tearing his ACL.

As a result, Jones missed the last seven games of the 2018 season. With Detroit not being in the playoff race, it’s likely that they are taking an extremely cautious approach with Jones’ most recent injury.

Especially considering that Jones will be entering the final year of his current contract in 2020.

In addition, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Detroit add another wide receiver to their roster in the coming days. The only healthy wide receivers are Golladay, Danny Amendola, and Chris Lacy.