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T.J. Jones | Wide Receiver | #13

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/19/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 6 (189) / DET
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Lions re-signed WR T.J. Jones to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.
Jones was a restricted free agent tendered at the original-round level. The Lions tendered Jones after initial reports suggested he would be allowed to walk. A 2014 sixth-rounder, 25-year-old Jones caught a career-high 30 passes last season, doubling his previous career total. Ideally he will slot in as the Lions' No. 4 receiver for 2018. Apr 9 - 3:27 PM

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The Lions have tendered restricted free agent WR T.J. Jones at the original-round level.

It's worth $1.9 million. The Lions initially planned to let Jones walk. Capable of playing both inside and out, Jones is a solid No. 4 receiver. He's currently recovering from shoulder surgery.
Mar 14 - 7:11 PM

The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett reports the Lions do not plan to tender restricted free agent WR T.J. Jones.

It is possible the Lions bring Jones back on a cheaper deal than the original-round tender, which is expected to cost around $1.9 million, but Jones will be free to test the open market. Jones set career-highs with 30 catches for 399 yards in 2017, but he ended the season on injured reserve with yet another shoulder injury, one which required surgery in January. The Lions are set at the top of the depth chart with Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, and 2017 third-round pick Kenny Golladay.
Mar 1 - 10:14 AM

Lions WR T.J. Jones underwent shoulder surgery.

Jones was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury in December, and he recently underwent surgery to deal with the issue. It is a concern considering Jones missed all of his rookie season with a shoulder injury, especially since he is scheduled to be a restricted free agent. Jones caught 30 passes for 399 yards and a touchdown in 2017.
Source: ESPN
Jan 11 - 10:06 AM

Lions placed WR T.J. Jones on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

WR Andy Jones has been signed in a corresponding roster move. Rotating with Kenny Golladay as the Lions' No. 3 receiver, Jones was injured in Saturday's win over the Bears. His loss leaves Golladay alone behind Marvin Jones and Golden Tate. A fourth-year sixth-rounder, Jones finishes 2017 with 30 receptions, 20 more than his previous career high. He's headed for restricted free agency in the offseason.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 03:02:00 PM

T.J. Jones grabbed four-of-five targets for 55 yards Sunday in the Lions’ Week 11 win over the Bears.

Two of his four catches came on Detroit’s game-winning drive including a 17-yard catch on third-and-three with just over four minutes remaining. The four receptions matched a season-high for Jones, who was on the field for 27 of Detroit’s 63 offensive snaps. Jones still hasn’t scored a touchdown this year and won’t be a recommended streamer against the Vikings in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 06:10:00 PM

T.J. Jones caught both of his targets for 29 yards in the Lions' Week 9 win over the Packers.

Jones had a strong Week 8 against the Steelers, turning in a 4-88 line on eight targets. He continued to operate as the No. 3 receiver, but with both Golden Tate and Marvin Jones going over 100 yards each, there wasn't much left for the others. Jones may keep the No. 3 gig over Kenny Golladay, who has missed multiple games with a hammy issue, but is nearing a return.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 12:12:00 AM

T.J. Jones caught all three of his targets for 63 yards in the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

Jones played just a handful of snaps last week but was back involved in this one, splitting No. 3 duties with rookie Kenny Golladay, who out-targeted Jones 5-3. Jones' 63 yards led the team on Sunday and he did so by taking a thunderous hit from Ricardo Allen on a 29-yard pickup. Jones and Golladay are canceling each other out. Jones isn't worth owning in 12-team leagues.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 06:08:00 PM

T.J. Jones hauled in 2-of-4 targets for 32 yards in the Lions' Week 1 win over the Cardinals.

Jones biggest play was a nice grab on a ball thrown slightly behind him to pick up a third down. Unfortunately for Jones, Kenny Golladay exploded for two touchdowns on Sunday, likely putting him well ahead in the No. 3 receiver battle. Jones is not a fantasy factor.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Lions WR T.J. Jones left Saturday's second preseason game with a hamstring injury.

He was ruled out for the game. Jones isn't a fantasy factor in and of himself, but he has been running as the Lions' first-team slot receiver. If Jones misses any time, Golden Tate would move into the slot with rookie Kenny Golladay playing outside as a starter in Detroit's three-receiver sets.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 09:13:00 PM

Lions fourth-year WR T.J. Jones worked with the first-team offense in the spring.

Re-signed to a one-year deal in April, Jones has yet to make an NFL impact after being a sixth-rounder out of Notre Dame. He has just 15 career catches for 225 yards and one score. Jones appears to have the early edge for No. 4 receiver duties heading into camp, but Jace Billingsley and Jared Abbrederis are in the mix.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 09:57:00 AM

Lions signed WR T.J. Jones to a one-year, $615,000 contract.

Jones was an exclusive rights free agent. DE Kerry Hyder and LB Brandon Copeland also signed their ERFA tenders on Monday. A sixth-round pick in 2014, Jones missed all of his rookie year with nerve damage from a shoulder injury and was waived at final cuts last season before finding his way back to the roster in December. He will fight for one of the final spots on the roster in camp.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 09:26:00 AM

Lions promoted WR T.J. Jones from their practice squad.

Lions beat writers expressed concern about Marvin Jones' health all week, and the activation of T.J. suggests the Lions also have concerns about Marvin's availability against the Saints. This will be a situation to monitor into Sunday morning. Per the Detroit Free Press, Marvin "moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps" in the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media. Marvin is listed as questionable with a thigh injury.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 05:33:00 PM

Lions signed WR T.J. Jones to their practice squad.

A surprise cut in Detroit, most of the Lions' beat writers believed Jones would enter the season as the No. 4 receiver after practicing there throughout August. Instead, Jones lost out to Andre Roberts for a roster spot.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 03:49:00 PM

Lions waived WR T.J. Jones.

It never happened for Jones, a 2014 sixth-rounder out of Notre Dame. He drew a ton of hype this summer, being called "one of the obvious stars" of OTAs with another beat writer believing he could be in for a breakout year. Jones could never stay off the trainer's table, though, and the Lions opted for veteran backup receivers in Anquan Boldin and Andre Roberts over Jones.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Matt Cassel
RB1Theo Riddick
2LeGarrette Blount
3Ameer Abdullah
4Tion Green
5Dwayne Washington
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Tion Green
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
3Andy Jones
4Dontez Ford
WR21Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
3Jace Billingsley
4Bradley Marquez
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Luke Willson
2Michael Roberts
3Levine Toilolo
4Hakeem Valles
5Brandon Barnes
LT1Taylor Decker
2Brian Mihalik
LG1Kenny Wiggins
2Joe Dahl
C1Graham Glasgow
2Wesley Johnson
RG1T.J. Lang
2Leo Koloamatangi
RT1Rick Wagner
2Corey Robinson
3Dan Skipper
K1Matt Prater