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  Lions | Two scores for T.J. Jones    Sun Dec 30, 05:16 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones finished with three grabs for 40 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers.

Footballguys view: Jones has hovered on the bottom of the depth chart for a while in Detroit and finally came through with an extended opportunity. He'll try to turn this performance into another contract as a free agent next year.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones posts six receptions    Sun Dec 23, 07:03 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones finished with six grabs for 42 yards on six targets in Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones limited to two catches    Sun Nov 4, 04:34 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones had two catches for 13 yards on two targets in Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones could expand his role    Thu Nov 1, 09:54 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones could have a bigger role in the offense following the trade of WR Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Footballguys view: Jones is the most experienced slot receiver on the roster now, but the team also likes UDFA Brandon Powell, who was taken under Golden Tate's wing before he was traded.

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  Lions | Several could return kicks    Sun Jul 22, 06:57 PM

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah, RB Kerryon Johnson, WR Jace Billingsley, WR T.J. Jones and CB Jamal Agnew could all be options for the kick returner jobs this season.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones on track for No. 4 WR job    Sat Jun 9, 02:58 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones is considered the leading candidate for the No. 4 receiver job entering training camp.

Footballguys view: Jones could move up the depth chart if Kenny Golladay slips. Both should put their best foot forward in training camp. Marvin Jones and Golden Tate are locked in as the top two receivers in Detroit.

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  Lions | Two injured players not on field    Thu May 24, 06:14 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) and S Tavon Wilson (biceps) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 24.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones signs tender    Mon Apr 9, 03:50 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones signed his restricted free-agent tender Monday, April 9.

Footballguys view: Jones had an original-round tender placed on him by the Lions and the feeling was he might walk in free agency. That didn't happen and he stays with the Lions to compete for a spot on the depth chart behind Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones should be ready for workouts    Wed Mar 28, 09:38 PM

Detroit Lions restricted free-agent WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) should be available for offseason workouts as long as he signs his tender offer, according to head coach Matt Patricia.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones stays in the Motor City    Wed Mar 14, 07:41 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones was given an original-round tender on Wednesday, March 14.

Footballguys view: The tender makes his contract $1.9 million for 2018. Jones is recovering from shoulder surgery and should fill in as a no4 WR for the Lions this season.

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  Lions | No offer expected for T.J. Jones    Thu Mar 1, 05:06 PM

Detroit Lions restricted free-agent WR T.J. Jones is not expected to receive a tender offer this offseason, but the Lions may look to re-sign Jones to a lower salary.

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  Lions | Two RFAs could receive offers    Sat Feb 24, 06:37 PM

Detroit Lions restricted free-agent WR T.J. Jones and DE Brandon Copeland have a good chance to receive tender offers this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein.

Footballguys view: Jones played almost forty percent of the snaps last year, but most of them came when rookie Kenny Golladay was hurt. He would be a cheap #4 option and has a lot of knowledge and chemistry with the current staff and personnel.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones has surgery    Thu Jan 11, 10:18 AM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) had surgery on his shoulder recently. His recovery timetable is not known.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones goes to IR    Tue Dec 19, 03:08 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 19. WR Andy Jones was signed to the active roster from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Additionally, free-agent CB Adairius Barnes (Lions) was re-signed to the practice squad.

Footballguys view: Jones finishes the year with a career high in receptions (30), receiving yards (399) and tied for touchdowns (one). He'll be a restricted free agent this upcoming offseason.

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  Lions | Week 15 injury report for Detroit    Thu Dec 14, 03:20 PM

Detroit Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) and OT Ricky Wagner (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 15. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and OG T.J. Lang (foot) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. OT Emmett Cleary (ankle) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. RB Ameer Abdullah (neck), CB Jamal Agnew (knee), OT Taylor Decker (shoulder), WR T.J. Jones (non-injury), CB Nevin Lawson (illness), OT Corey Robinson (foot) and QB Matthew Stafford (hand) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Lions | Detroit's Wednesday practice report    Wed Dec 13, 05:53 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (non-injury related), OG T.J. Lang (foot), CB Nevin Lawson (illness), C Travis Swanson (concussion) and OT Ricky Wagner (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 13. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), OT Taylor Decker (shoulder) and OT Corey Robinson (foot) were limited. CB Jamal Agnew (knee) and OT Emmett Cleary (ankle) participated fully.

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  Lions | Quiet showing from T.J. Jones in Week 9    Tue Nov 7, 01:38 AM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones had just two catches on two targets for 29 yards in the team's Week 9 victory Monday, Nov. 6, over the Green Bay Packers.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones finishes with 88 yards    Sun Oct 29, 11:54 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones racked up 88 yards on four receptions in the Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was targeted eight times.

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  Lions | Several Lions sit out    Tue Oct 17, 11:01 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle), WR Golden Tate (shoulder), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), WR T.J. Jones (undisclosed), OG T.J. Lang (back), OT Emmett Cleary (undisclosed), OT Greg Robinson (ankle), DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DE Anthony Zettel (undisclosed), DT A'Shawn Robinson (undisclosed), LB Paul Worrilow (knee) and FS Glover Quin (head) were out of practice Tuesday, Oct. 17. The Lions are on a bye in Week 7.

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  Lions | Kenny Golladay logs 44 snaps in Week 1    Wed Sep 13, 12:04 PM

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay played 44-of-73 offensive snaps in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals, while fellow No. 3 receiver T.J. Jones finished with 18.

Footballguys view: Golladay had a lot of hype around him in the preseason, and he paid off for the fantasy owners that flexed him in Week 1 with two touchdowns against the Cardinals. Going forward, Golladay should continue to be a solid piece in the offense and clearly a threat in the red zone.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones to share WR3 role    Thu Sep 7, 12:24 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones will share the third receiver role with WR Kenny Golladay based on matchups, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

Footballguys view: Jones wasn't high on anyone's radar so this news doesn't impact his value much, nor will it hurt Golladday's either. You have to have value to have it impacted, after all.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones also back at practice    Mon Aug 28, 03:24 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 28.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones not expected to play    Thu Aug 24, 06:50 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (hamstring) is not expected to play in the preseason game against the New England Patriots Friday, Aug. 25.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones expected to be fine    Mon Aug 21, 05:35 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 21, but head coach Jim Caldwell said Jones is expected to be fine.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones injures hamstring    Sat Aug 19, 09:21 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (hamstring) will not return to the preseason game against the New York Jets after suffering a hamstring injury Saturday, Aug. 19.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones in good shape to make roster    Thu Jul 20, 09:58 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones' superior route-running ability has him in position to claim one of the final receiver spots on the roster, according to Justin Rogers of The Detroit News.

Footballguys view: Don't be fooled by Jones' high average last year as that 18.6 yards per catch came on just 5 passes for 93 yards over three games. He's even if he makes the roster we don't expect big things from him.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones on the bubble    Wed Jul 12, 10:09 AM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones is on the bubble to make the team in training camp. Jones saw ample repetitions with the first-team offense in the slot during the offseason.

Footballguys view: Jones averaged a whopping 18.6 yards per catch last year, but he only caught 5 passes for 93 yards in three games. With the addition of rookie Kenny Golladay, Jones is competing for the no4 spot on the WR depth chart at best.

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  Lions | Receiver competition brewing in Detroit    Sun Jun 11, 09:05 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones and WR Jace Billingsley currently have a leg up in the battle for the remaining receiver spots behind WR Marvin Jones, WR Golden Tate and WR Kenny Golladay, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Footballguys view: T.J. Jones has spent time as the slot receiver for the first-team offense during OTAs, and he's got the edge in the competition for the no4 wide receiver. As it currently stands, Jones has no fantasy value for re-draft leagues. However, we'll be watching him in the preseason for the dynasty leagues we play in.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones playing multiple spots    Thu Jun 8, 09:57 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones has spent time as the slot receiver for the first-team offense during OTAs, and he has also been used on the punt team as a returner, gunner and jammer.

Footballguys view: The Lions have held onto Jones for a reason. A fourth-round pick in 2014, Jones has fought through injuries and inconsistency to work his way onto the active roster. This year, Jones could catch a handful of passes as a reserve target for QB Matthew Stafford.

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  Lions | Jared Abbrederis part of competition    Sun May 28, 08:16 PM

Detroit Lions WR Jared Abbrederis, WR T.J. Jones and WR Jace Billingsley are all part of a competition for the No. 3 receiver job.

Footballguys view: Don't forget about rookie Kenny Golladay in this competition too. No matter who wins the job, we don't see a ton of fantasy potential coming from the Lions no3 WR spot. Especially with TEs Eric Ebron and Mike Roberts soaking up targets as well as WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones.

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  Lions | Three Lions ERFAs sign tender    Mon Apr 17, 08:25 PM

Detroit Lions exclusive rights free-agent DE Brandon Copeland, DE Kerry Hyder and WR T.J. Jones signed their tender offers Monday, April 17. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Two Lions tendered    Wed Mar 8, 11:04 AM

Detroit Lions exclusive rights free-agents WR T.J. Jones and DE Kerry Hyder were tendered Wednesday, March 8.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones not lock for roster    Sat Feb 4, 01:22 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones is not a lock for the roster next season and will have to compete for a roster spot during training camp.

Footballguys view: Jones didn't make the final cut in 2016, in part because of Anquan Boldin, so if Boldin doesn't come back, his chances of surviving to the final 53 goes up. Jones is only turning 25 in July, so his best football is still ahead of him. If the Lions release him, he might get picked up before the season.

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  Lions | Detroit's Week 15 inactives    Sun Dec 18, 11:47 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Corey Lemonier, OT Cornelius Lucas, QB Jake Rudock, DL Stefan Charles, WR T.J. Jones, RB Theo Riddick, C Travis Swanson inactive for Week 15.

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  Lions | Week 14 Lions inactives    Sun Dec 11, 11:36 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared OT Cornelius Lucas, QB Jake Rudock, DL Khyri Thornton, WR T.J. Jones, RB Theo Riddick, LB Thurston Armbrister, C Travis Swanson inactive for Week 14.

Footballguys view: Riddick is a surprise inactive. Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner should get more work today, and Golden Tate, Eric Ebron, and Anquan Boldin could get more high percentage targets in the passing game with Riddick sidelined.

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  Lions | Detroit makes roster moves    Sat Dec 3, 04:33 PM

Detroit Lions DE Armonty Bryant was activated from the suspended list Saturday Dec.3. Practice squad WR T.J. Jones was promoted to the active roster. The team also released CB Johnthan Banks and RB Justin Forsett.

Footballguys view: Forsett has been a healthy scratch for quite some time now. He couldn't make a dent in Detroit with one of the most RB-poor teams in the NFL. We can't imagine any team thinking he's a late-season answer.

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  Lions | Detroit adds two to practice squad    Sun Sep 4, 02:45 PM

Free-agent RB George Winn (Lions) and WR T.J. Jones (Lions) were signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad Sunday, Sept. 4.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones let go    Sat Sep 3, 11:53 AM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones was released Saturday, Sept. 3.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick out of Notre Dame in 2014, Jones was getting some buzz this offseason. However, when the Lions make moves to add guys like Anquan Boldin and Andre Roberts the writing was on the wall for Jones. Add in the fact that he constantly seems to be banged up, and you end up here.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones relegated to backup offense    Fri Jul 29, 05:32 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones ran with the second-team offense during practice Friday, July 29.

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  Lions | Corey Fuller could be cut    Sun Jul 24, 11:36 PM

Detroit Lions WR Corey Fuller's (foot) roster prospects are bleak, according to beat writer Kyle Meinke, because of his offseason foot surgery and the emergence WR T.J. Jones.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones could start in the slot    Sat Jul 2, 10:34 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones has seen plenty of practice times as the slot receiver with the first-team offense during the offseason, and he been able to create consistent separation.

Footballguys view: The Lions could use a player like T.J. Jones emerging from the WR position. Superstar Calvin Johnson has retired, and the need at the position led the team to get players like Marvin Jones and Andre Roberts in free agency. T.J. Jones could be the third guy behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones on the depth chart. Fantasy owners need to watch this situation in training camp and the preseason to get an idea of how the targets are going to be distributed.

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  Lions | Jeremy Kerley favored for No. 3 WR?    Sat Jun 25, 02:05 PM

Detroit Lions WR Jeremy Kerley is expected to be the Lions' No. 3 wide receiver behind WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones and ahead of WR T.J. Jones.

Footballguys view: Kerley still has to beat out recent signing Andre Roberts and the Lions like Jones, so this is far from settled. No matter who wins, this is not going to be a fantasy-friendly role as the 5th target in the pass offense.

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  Lions | Two will compete for Lions' No. 3 WR job    Mon Jun 20, 01:15 PM

Detroit Lions WRs Jeremy Kerley (undisclosed) and T.J. Jones are expected to compete for the No. 3 receiver job during training camp even though Kerley missed some offseason workouts because of an undisclosed injury.

Footballguys view: No matter who wins this competition, we're not expecting much from either in fantasy value. A sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Jones is known for his smooth athleticism after the catch.

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  Lions | Corey Fuller had surgery    Thu Jun 9, 05:37 PM

Detroit Lions WR Corey Fuller (foot) underwent foot surgery Wednesday, June 8, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell said he doesn't know how long Fuller will be out. Fuller will compete with WRs Jeremy Kerley, T.J. Jones and Andre Caldwell, among others, for a roster spot.

Footballguys view: Fuller is in the mix for a reserve WR spot behind starters Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. Behind those two, any WR...even Fuller...can only be considered a WR4/WR5 at best.

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  Lions | T.J. Jones on the verge of a breakout?    Sat May 28, 03:38 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones was 'one of the obvious stars' in a recent organized team activity on Thursday, May 26, and has earned praised from head coach Jim Caldwell and QB Matthew Stafford for his offseason work.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft out of Notre Dame, Jones hasn't done much as a pro. He missed all of his rookie season due to a shoulder injury, and in 2015 he was targeted 18 times catching 10 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown. We'll be watching him in our super-deep dynasty leagues.

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  Lions | Week 12 Inactives    Thu Nov 26, 11:23 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared OT Corey Robinson, DL Gabe Wright, S Isaiah Johnson, DL Jermelle Cudjo, OT LaAdrian Waddle, WR T.J. Jones, TE Tim Wright inactive for Week 12.

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  Lions | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 22, 11:58 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared OT Corey Robinson, DL Gabe Wright, S Isaiah Johnson, DL Jermelle Cudjo, OT LaAdrian Waddle, WR T.J. Jones, TE Tim Wright inactive for Week 11.

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  Lions | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 15, 11:52 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared OT Corey Robinson, OT Cornelius Lucas, DL Jermelle Cudjo, DL Khyri Thornton, WR T.J. Jones, TE Tim Wright, LB Travis Lewis inactive for Week 10.

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  Lions | Detroit's Week 8 inactives    Sun Nov 1, 08:03 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared OT Corey Robinson, LB DeAndre Levy, DL Gabe Wright, DL Khyri Thornton, CB Rashean Mathis, WR T.J. Jones, TE Tim Wright inactive for Week 8.

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  Lions | Ameer Abdullah fumbling away job?    Sun Oct 11, 10:49 PM

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah was replaced by RB Zach Zenner and replaced as kick returner by WR T.J. Jones after fumbling twice in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5. He finished with six carries for 17 yards and one catch for nine yards.

Footballguys view: The Lions only have one player we would trust every week, Calvin Johnson, and we only trust him as an WR2 right now.

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