Jones secured one of four targets for an eight-yard touchdown during Sunday's 31-23 victory over the Packers. Not only are Jones and quarterback Matthew Stafford still having trouble connecting on deep passes, but Jones is also starting to look like Stafford's clear No. 3 read after Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay, who saw seven and nine targets, respectively. There is a bright side, though: Jones has still seen at least one red-zone target in every game this season. Furthermore, Jones didn't look bothered by the ankle injury that precipitated his appearance on this week's injury report. The veteran will now get an extended period of rest during Detroit's Week 6 bye before suiting up for a Week 7 matchup against the Dolphins.
Jones (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers. A late-week addition to the injury report with an ankle issue, Jones will ward it off and suit up versus a Green Bay defense that has allowed 7.3 YPT and six touchdowns to wide receivers through four games. With a catch rate of just 51.7 percent this season, though, he's reliant on the big play to post a respectable line.
Jones (ankle), who is listed as questionable on the official injury report, is expected to play Sunday against Green Bay, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Jones was a late addition to the practice report as he was a limited participant at Friday's practice. It sounds like he'll play, but double check his status before Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
Jones was a limited participant at Friday's practice due to an ankle injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers. The end-of-week addition is somewhat worrisome, suggesting Jones suffered an injury during practice either Thursday or Friday. A follow-up report on Jones' status should become available prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ED kickoff. TJ Jones would join Kenny Golladay and Golden Tate in three-wideout formations if Jones were to end up missing the contest.
Jones caught three of five passes for 56 yards during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cowboys. Jones made an excellent lunging catch for a 34-yard gain in the second quarter, but he turned his other two receptions into just 22 yards en route to another modest output. He continues to garner attention from Matthew Stafford, but Kenny Golladay's emergence on the outside has eaten into his usage rate this season. Jones is still on pace to flirt with 1,000 receiving yards over the course of a full campaign, but his productivity could suffer from time to time due to the other options around him. He'll next face the Packers on Sunday.
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|13||12/02||Los Angeles Rams||21||24.67|
|17||12/30||@Green Bay Packers||18||24.33|
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