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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 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. Jan 11 - 10:06 AM
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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

DetroitLions.com’s Tim Twentyman said to "watch out" for WR T.J. Jones this season.

Twentyman reports Matthew Stafford singled out Jones as a breakout candidate this spring. Jones has earned rave reviews all offseason and was even called the "obvious star" of OTAs. The Lions are set at the top of the depth chart with Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, but the No. 3 role is up for grabs. Jones appears to have a good shot to win the job.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Lions WR T.J. Jones thinks he has "made a lot of progression."

Jones has been a puff piece all-star so far this offseason, but it might end up being somewhat justified. There is a huge opportunity behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones in Detroit, and he only needs to beat out Jeremy Kerley, Andre Caldwell, and a host of other mediocre receivers for the No. 3 role. After two lost seasons, the 2014 sixth-rounder could finally be in for a substantial role.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 08:18:00 AM

Matthew Stafford believes WR T.J. Jones could be in for a breakout season.

After playing limited snaps as a rookie, Jones should play a much bigger role in year two as the Lions look to replace top wideout Calvin Johnson. Jones came on strong late last season, logging eight targets against the Rams in Week 14 and later scoring his first touchdown against the 49ers in Week 16. Head coach Jim Caldwell praised Jones for his versatility. "He can catch screens for you. He can take off and go when he gets a seam," said Caldwell. "We really expect him to come forward and be a little bit more of a prominent threat." Jones isn't on the fantasy radar yet but he's trending in the right direction.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Alek Torgersen
RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
3Tion Green
4Zach Zenner
5Dwayne Washington
GLB1Tion Green
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
3Andy Jones
4Dontez Ford
WR21Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
3Jace Billingsley
4Bradley Marquez
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Eric Ebron
2Michael Roberts
3Hakeem Valles
4Brandon Barnes
LT1Taylor Decker
2Brian Mihalik
LG1Joe Dahl
2Zac Kerin
C1Graham Glasgow
2Leo Koloamatangi
RG1T.J. Lang
2Emmett Cleary
RT1Rick Wagner
2Corey Robinson
3Dan Skipper
K1Matt Prater