The Lions will place Jones (knee) on injured reserve, Michael Rothstein of reports.

There was some hope Jones could return from a two-game absence to play Week 13 against the Rams, but he'll instead be ruled out for the rest of the season, leaving Bruce Ellington, TJ Jones, Andy Jones and Brandon Powell as Detroit's complementary wide receivers behind Kenny Golladay. While coach Matt Patricia declined to elaborate on the nature of Jones' injury, the team likely will provide more information at a later date. The 28-year-old finishes 2018 with 35 catches for 508 yards and five touchdowns on 62 targets across nine games. While still reasonably efficient on a per-target basis, Jones took a major step back from his 1,101-yard, nine-score campaign from 2017. He has two seasons remaining on the five-year, $40 million contract he inked in March 2016.

More News
Our Latest Stories