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T.J. Jones | Wide Receiver | #13

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/19/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 6 (189) / DET
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Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the team is expecting more from third-year WR T.J. Jones this season.
"We really expect him to come forward and be a little bit more of a prominent threat," Caldwell said. "TJ really has got to take another step forward." A sixth-round pick in 2014, Jones missed all of his rookie year with nerve damage in his shoulder and did not become a prominent piece of the offense until late last season. With little behind Marvin Jones and Golden Tate on the depth chart, he has a great opportunity to establish himself as the No. 3 receiver. Apr 4 - 9:27 AM

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Lions WR T.J. Jones said he is as "normal" as possible after missing 2014 with nerve damage.

Complications from a shoulder injury caused nerve damage which limited the feeling in Jones' hands. The issue cost Jones his entire rookie season and limited him early last season, but he started to feel more normal as the year progressed. With Calvin Johnson looking likely to retire, the 2014 sixth-rounder has a shot to earn a bigger role next season.
Source: ESPN
Feb 11 - 11:06 AM

Lions WR T.J. Jones caught his lone target for a 29-yard touchdown in Detroit's Week 16 win over San Francisco.

Lance Moore was also targeted only once. At this stage of the season, Jones and Moore are essentially sharing third receiver duties for the Lions.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) has been cleared for offseason activities.

It took him a year to work through nerve issues in his right shoulder. Jones was a sixth-round pick out of Notre Dame in 2014. If Jones can stay healthy he could see some time at slot receiver, though not enough to be relevant in fantasy.
Sun, May 10, 2015 11:27:00 AM

The Lions have chosen to keep WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) on PUP, ending his season.

Jones, a sixth-round rookie, underwent shoulder surgery in June and experienced complications afterward -- including nerve problems. He'll hope to compete for the slot job between Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate at next year's training camp.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:09:00 AM

Lions rookie WR T.J. Jones (arm) will return to Lions' practice next week.

Jones has been sidelined for five-months with nerve pain in his arm. Once he returns to practice, the Lions will have three weeks to decide whether to activate Jones or sit him for the rest of the season. If activated, Jones will compete with Ryan Broyles at the back-end of the Lions' receiver depth chart.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 12:21:00 PM

Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) will come off PUP shortly.

Jones will be activated off PUP so he can resume practicing with the team. The sixth-round rookie will have to prove both health and effectiveness during that span to earn a spot on the gameday roster. In theory, Jones should be able to help the Lions in the slot.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 09:35:00 AM

Lions WR T.J. Jones (PUP, shoulder) said he has no medical restrictions right now.

Jones is eligible to come off PUP in Week 7. The sixth-round rookie will compete with Jeremy Ross and Corey Fuller for a backup role. Ryan Broyles has seen just four snaps all year.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 12:28:00 PM

Lions placed WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) on reserve/PUP.

He'll miss at least the first six weeks of the season. Jones didn't practice all offseason after shoulder surgery. The move allows the Lions to keep him without having to use a roster spot. Jones will be eligible to return in Week 7.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 03:46:00 PM

The Detroit Free Press considers sixth-round WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) "unlikely" to "contribute much" to the Lions this season.

Jones remains on active/PUP following June surgery on his right shoulder. While he does appear to be progressing on schedule, Jones has fallen far behind the rest of Detroit's receivers in camp. It's possible the Lions would consider stashing Jones on reserve/PUP. He'd then be available to play in Week 7.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Sixth-round WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) remains on active/PUP.

Jones originally injured the AC joint in Notre Dame's bowl game and was slapped with a 4-6 week timetable after getting it cleaned out in early June. The rehab is going slower than expected. Jones, who will get rechecked next week, is behind Kevin Ogletree and Ryan Broyles for inside receiver depth spots.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Lions rookie WR T.J. Jones (shoulder surgery) may not be ready for the start of training camp.

The Lions open camp next Monday. A sixth-round pick, Jones will start off behind the eight ball as he competes for sub-package receiver duties behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Jones primarily practiced at Z receiver during pre-camp workouts. Megatron played Z under outgoing OC Scott Linehan, but is more likely to be utilized at X by new playcaller Joe Lombardi, with Tate at Z.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Lions sixth-round WR T.J. Jones had his shoulder scoped earlier this month, but should be ready for training camp.

Jones sprained the AC joint in his shoulder during Notre Dame's bowl game and had the clean-up surgery during Lions minicamp. He'll be sidelined 4-6 weeks. Jones has a reliable pair of hands and could contribute as a slot receiver in year one, though the surgery obviously puts him behind the eight ball.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Lions signed sixth-round WR T.J. Jones to a four-year contract.

Jones is limited from a size and playmaking ability standpoint, but the Lions are desperate for sure-handed weapons, and Jones is a reliable pass catcher. He'll push Ryan Broyles for snaps at slot receiver in year one.
Sun, May 18, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Lions selected Notre Dame WR T.J. Jones with the No. 189 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Jones (5-foot-11 5/8, 188) was a four-year starter for the Irish, finishing his career with 181 catches for 2,429 yards (13.4 YPR) and 19 touchdowns. He ran 4.48 at the Combine with a 33-inch vertical and 9-foot-11 broad jump. Jones played Z and slot receiver in college. He exhibits possession skills on tape, and projects as an inside-the-numbers chain mover with limited big-play ability. We probably won't be hearing a ton from him in fantasy despite landing in Detroit's high-powered offense. The Jones pick does not bode well for Ryan Broyles, however.
Sat, May 10, 2014 04:14:00 PM

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