WR T.J. Jones - Detroit Lions
|6-0, 188||Born: 7-19-1992||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2014|
2018 Week 12 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
T.J. Jones figured to have a larger role with Marvin Jones injured, but was only targeted once for a 15-yard inbreaking route. He will face the Rams in week 13 but will be of little value if Marvin Jones returns to the lineup.
2018 Week 17 vs GB (3 / 3 / 40 / 2 rec)
T.J. Jones had the best game of his season against the Packers, catching two touchdown passes. The first was along the backline of the end zone and the second a highpoint fade. Jones failed to distinguish himself throughout the season when Detroit was struggling offensively but saved his best effort for last. He is an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
2017 Week 3 vs ATL (3 / 3 / 63 / 0 rec)
T.J. Jones led the Lions with 63 yards on three catches. Jones should good instincts on a scramble drill where he worked off his route for a 14-yard catch. Jones also contributed receptions of 25 yards and 29 yards. His three targets were the fourth most amongst the Detroit receiving corps.
2017 Week 4 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
T.J. Jones ran as the third receiver with Kenny Golladay inactive. He saw high value targets, including an end zone target that was poorly thrown by Matthew Stafford and nearly intercepted by CB Trey Waynes. He also caught a quick out for a two-point conversion. He caught three of his five targets for 33 yards.
2017 Week 5 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
T.J. Jones continued to fill in for the injured Kenny Golladay against Carolina. He was limited to two catches on four targets for 12 yards. However, Jones had the opportunity for a much bigger day, drawing an end zone pass interference penalty that set up Detroit's first touchdown. Jones was also targeted on a fade in the end zone where he separated from his defender in coverage. However, Matthew Stafford's throw had little touch and did not allow Jones the ability to catch the pass.
2017 Week 6 vs NO (9 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
T.J. Jones again ran as the third wide receiver with Kenny Golladay inactive. His day was forgettable, with a target deflected on a screen pass, and a ball bouncing off him when he was not looking on a crossing route. He also had a drop on a target in the deep middle of the field. His lone highlight was a 24-yard catch and run.
2017 Week 8 vs PIT (8 / 4 / 88 / 0 rec)
T.J Jones was targeted eight times, with four receptions and a season high 88 yards. Jones was used frequently along the deep perimeter of the field, with chunk gains of 25 and 34 yards. He was also targeted in the end zone on a ball that was poorly thrown by Matthew Stafford, and pulled Jones too far out of bounds to make the catch in the end zone.
2017 Week 9 vs GB (2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
T.J. Jones continued in ancillary usage on the perimeter of the field. T.J. Jones is capable of exploiting the deep perimeter, where Stafford has been successful the past two weeks. Jones continued his role as the number three wide receiver with Kenny Golladay still out of the lineup with an injury.
2017 Week 15 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 26 / 1 rec)
T.J. Jones contributed in an ancillary role in the offense, scoring a touchdown on a rub route. Jones also ran a comeback along the sideline where he was able to get his feet in bounds. With Golladay in the lineup, Jones is relegated to a WR4 role, but is a dependable player when called upon by Matthew Stafford.
2016 Week 17 vs GB (4 / 1 / 35 / 0 rec)
T.J. Jones and Stafford aren't in sync completely and it showed on a few of Jones' targets Sunday. He was targeted four times and Stafford led him a little too far at times. He did have a potential drop on a crossing route but Packers defensive back Ladarius Gunter made a nice play to get his hand in to break up the ball. Jones caught one pass that went for 35 yards on a route that went down the right sideline. Stafford delivered the ball perfectly between the cornerback and the safety and Jones hauled the pass in for one of the bigger plays of the game.
2016 Week 18 vs SEA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
T.J. Jones was only targeted one time in the game. Stafford took a deep shot to him down the left sideline and the ball was slightly overthrown. It would have been a big gain and he did have a step on the Seahawks defender, and there was a lot of contact as the pass was getting there. The Lions wanted an interference call but it did not come as the officials declared the ball to be uncatchable.
2015 Week 13 vs GB (3 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Coming into the game with only one career catch, it was TJ Jones that saw more offensive snaps that veteran Corey Fuller. He made a strong argument for more playing time going forward as well. Jones' first catch came in the third quarter on a pass behind the line of scrimmage that Jones confidently turned up field for an 8 yard gain. Later in the fourth quarter, Jones ran a crisp post route between defenders on a nice catch-and-run for 29 yards on a crucial offensive series.
2015 Week 14 vs LA (8 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
After a bit of a coming out party last week, TJ Jones was involved in the passing game once again. Showing speed and agility, Jones executed on shorter routes and dazzled on a crucial 15 yard curl for a first down to keep the chains moving. Stafford missed the receiver wide and short respectively on two other big throws, and a momentary lapse in ability caused Jones to drop an easy pass late in the game. His involvement has skyrocketed with Lance Moore out of the picture, and it has served Detroit well to see what they have in this young receiver.
2015 Week 15 vs NO (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
His third game in a row that he has had action, TJ Jones caught a pass over the middle for 20 yards in the third quarter and followed it up with a short catch for 2 yards on the outside.
2015 Week 16 vs SF (1 / 1 / 29 / 1 rec)
TJ Jones only saw one target in this game. Midway through the second quarter, Stafford hooked up with the developing talent on a 29 yard post route where Jones was immediately hit, then spun and fell into the end zone for a score, Stafford's first on the day.
2015 Week 17 vs CHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Targeted on a 30 yard pass in which Stafford scrambled from right to left, the pass was too far in front of the receiver to make a catch but the receiver put forth an extra effort to get open in the secondary.