Detroit Lions broad receiver Marvin Jones missed a third straight day of observe Friday, inserting his availability uncertain for Sunday’s residence recreation in direction of the Carolina Panthers.
Jones suffered a correct knee hurt in closing week’s 34-22 loss on the Chicago Bears. ESPN reported Friday that Jones was receiving a second opinion on the knee, which it termed a bone bruise.
Detroit’s passing recreation has struggled since sending broad receiver Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles on the commerce deadline. The Lions didn’t get in the end zone in a 24-9 loss at Minnesota on Nov. 4 and had been dominated by Chicago sooner than a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns made the final word ranking respectable.
Jones, in his third season with Detroit and sixth basic, has 35 receptions for 508 yards and 5 touchdowns. He accomplished with three catches for 32 yards in direction of the Bears after recording 13 receptions throughout the earlier two contests.
A fifth-round resolve of the Cincinnati Bengals throughout the 2012 NFL Draft, Jones had his first 1,000-yard season in 2017 with the Lions whereas moreover snagging 9 scoring passes — one shy of his occupation extreme.
The 28-year-old Jones, who registered at least 51 receptions in each of his earlier four seasons, has 33 touchdown passes in 83 occupation video video games.
If Jones is unable to play in direction of Carolina, TJ Jones attainable would draw the start job reverse Kenny Golladay.