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The Detroit Lions placed wide receiver Marvin Jones on injured reserve, head coach Matt Patricia announced. The ankle injury suffered by Jones late in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings proved to be fairly serious, and he’ll be held out of action the rest of the way in order to heal up.

Jones had three receptions for 38 yards in the loss and played through the pain to finish the game. This brings an early end to a productive season for the veteran, who finishes out with 62 catches for 779 yards and nine touchdowns. (Four of those scores came in the Lions’ first game against the Vikings.)

Jones will turn 30 in March and is set to earn a base salary of $6.5M in 2020. In theory, the Lions can cut him instead — saving $6.5M against just $2.695M in dead money. However, Jones has demonstrated clear value, so it stands to reason that he’ll be back next year.

Jones also finished the 2018 season on IR, thanks to a knee injury. It’s undoubtedly frustrating for Jones, but he did succeed in having a bounce-back year — he easily topped his 2018 stat line of 35/508/5.

To fill Jones’ roster spot, the Lions signing defensive tackle Frank Herron off the Dolphins’ practice squad.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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