Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr.’s status remains up in the air

USA Today

Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. was not on the field for Detroit’s Week 7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. In fact, Jones didn’t even make the trip to Maryland with the team.

The Lions ruled out Jones on Saturday, citing undisclosed personal reasons that were not injury-related. The veteran wideout had been a full participant in practices all week, so the announcement of Jones not playing was something of a surprise.


Head coach Dan Campbell was asked about the nature and potential duration of Jones’ absence.

 “Hard to say on that right now,” Campbell answered. “It’s just all I can tell you it’s a personal issue. Nothing serious like that, is something going – but it’s just, that’s where it is right now.”

Jones has caught five passes on 10 targets, totaling 35 receiving yards in six games. He had played at least 20 offensive snaps in each of the first six weeks.

Rookie Antoine Green and second-year wideout Jameson Williams picked up extra snaps that normally would have gone to Jones. Neither caught a pass in seven combined targets, however.

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