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T.J. Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/19/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 188
College: Notre Dame
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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. Aug 23 - 3:46 PM

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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.
Aug 14 - 9:45 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 1 - 11:22 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.
Jul 21 - 2:42 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.
Jun 24 - 10:05 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.
May 18 - 5:00 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.
May 10 - 4:14 PM

Notre Dame WR T.J. Jones clocked unofficial forty times of 4.40 and 4.50 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Jones primarily played outside receiver opposite DaVaris Daniels for the Fighting Irish, but NFL Network's Mike Mayock deemed him a "prototype slot receiver." Quicker than fast, Jones stands in at a shade under 6-feet, and 188 pounds. He projects as a fairly low-ceiling third- or fourth-round pick.
Feb 23 - 12:39 PM

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QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3Theo Riddick
4Mikel Leshoure
5George Winn
GLB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
2Montell Owens
3Emil Igwenagu
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Kevin Ogletree
3Jeremy Ross
4T.J. Jones
5Andrew Peacock
WR21Golden Tate
2Kris Durham
3Ryan Broyles
4Corey Fuller
5Pat Edwards
WR31Kevin Ogletree
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
4Michael Egnew
5Jordan Thompson
K1Nate Freese