Lions agree to 5-year deal with WR Jones

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during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Lions have agreed to a five-year contract with free agent wide receiver Marvin Jones.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the deal had not been announced. Jones caught 65 passes for 816 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Cincinnati Bengals.

After losing Calvin Johnson to retirement, the Lions were clearly in the market for a receiver they could put opposite Golden Tate. Jones, who turns 26 on Saturday, has been with the Bengals for four years, although he missed the whole 2014 season after foot and ankle injuries. He played in all 16 games last season.

Jones caught 10 touchdown passes in 2013.

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  • Andrew

    Played all 16 games last year, averaging 4 catches per game and 50 yards. Bad ankles. Yep…in typical Lions fashion, they are letting desperation sign bigger contracts than common sense indicates they should.
    My apologies and condolences in advance to Marvin Jones…welcome to football Hell, sir. Your career ends here.