Jones is dealing with an undisclosed injury, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Jones isn't traveling with the team for Saturday's preseason game in Houston. He also was held out of the team's exhibition opener, along with Matthew Stafford, Kenny Golladay, Kerryon Johnson and a bunch of defensive starters.
Jones (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
The same goes for Kenny Golladay (chest), who also was held out of practice throughout the offseason program. Jones and Golladay are locked in as the Lions' starting outside receivers, with Danny Amendola set to man the slot in three-wide formations.
Jones (knee) did not practice during the offseason program, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Jones spent the majority of his time working to rehab from a knee injury that put the 29-year-old wideout on injured reserve in late November. The Lions brought in two veteran receivers, Danny Amendola and Jermaine Kearse, in the offseason, but neither should threaten Jones' status as the No. 2 option behind Kenny Golladay (chest) should he return to full health.
Jones (knee) was working with the rehab group Wednesday during the Lions' mandatory minicamp, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Jones hasn't done much in individual or team drills this spring and seems likely to be held under wraps until training camp starts up. With Kenny Golladay (chest) also working his way back from an injury, the Lions' first-team receiving corps has mostly consisted of Danny Amendola, Chris Lacy and Andy Jones this week, according to Rothstein.
Jones (knee) isn't participating in individual or team drills at the start of OTAs, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
Jones said in March that he expected to be ready for the offseason program, but it's now clear Detroit has other plans for the 28-year-old receiver. With two more weeks of OTAs plus June's mandatory minicamp still to come, there's plenty of time for Jones to work his way back into action before training camp kicks off in late July. There's also little incentive for Jones to put himself out there any sooner than necessary, as he's locked into a starting job opposite Kenny Golladay (chest).
Jones (knee) is expected to be a full participant in the Lions' offseason program, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Jones' 2018 season came to a premature close after he suffered what was initially classified as a right knee bruise during Detroit's Week 10 loss to Chicago. Since there haven't been any reports the setback required surgery, it's not a huge surprise he could be running around again in time for OTAs this spring. Jones is entering the fourth year of the five-year contract he signed with the Lions in 2016.
Jones (knee) may be considered expendable after Kenny Golladay broke out for 1,063 yards in 2018, Nate Atkins of MLive.com reports.
Jones is coming off an injury-shortened season with a team that's trying to move toward a run-first offense, yet he still seems like a pretty good fit in Detroit, where he'll be entering the fourth season of a five-year, $40 million contract without much talent behind him at wide receiver. While the reasonable contract gives him some value on the trade market, it would be easier for the Lions to simply keep him around as a reliable No. 2 receiver alongside Golladay. The team seemingly expects Jones to make a full recovery during the offseason, though there hasn't been any update on the exact nature of his knee injury.
The Lions will place Jones (knee) on injured reserve, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com 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.
Jones (knee) won't play Thursday against the Bears, but he has a chance to return to action against the Rams on Dec. 2, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jones has been dealing with a bone bruise in his knee, but it looks like the receiver's absence may be limited to two games, with his Week 13 playing prospects bolstered by the added healing time the Lions' current short week will afford him. With Jones out Thursday, look for TJ Jones and Andy Jones, along with Bruce Ellington (assuming he plays through back issue) to see added work in the Detroit passing game behind top option Kenny Golladay.
Jones (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Jones hasn't been able to practice in any capacity the past two weeks while recovering from a bone bruise in his knee. It's an unpredictable injury that could lead to missed time beyond Week 12, though a return for Week 13 against the Rams wouldn't come as a major surprise either. Kenny Golladay is a clear favorite to lead the Lions in targets during the Thanksgiving Day game, with TJ Jones, Bruce Ellington (back) and Andy Jones all providing support.
Jones (knee) was not a participant in Tuesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
After missing Sunday's contest against the Panthers, Jones doesn't seem to be moving toward playing Thursday having logged a pair of DNPs to open the week. He would likely need to show progress in practice Wednesday to have a chance of returning to the field for the Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Bears.
Jones (knee) is listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated practice report, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Given that he didn't come close to playing in Sunday's 20-19 win over Carolina, the veteran wideout doesn't seem especially likely to return for Thursday's game against the Bears. With top running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) also shaping up as a long shot, the Lions likely will be short on offensive weapons for the difficult matchup. Jones is recovering from a bone bruise in his knee and didn't practice at all last week.
Jones (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Jones didn't practice at all this week and is scheduled to get a second opinion on what was initially reported to be a bone bruise in his knee. He may be dealing with a more serious injury, though an earlier MRI ruled out damage to his ACL or MCL. The Lions are left without much help behind Kenny Golladay at wide receiver, with Theo Riddick potentially playing more slot while TJ Jones fills in for Marvin Jones outside. The team might also find some snaps for Bruce Ellington and/or Brandon Powell. It's an ideal situation for Golladay to soak up targets, though he may struggle for efficiency with the Carolina defense having little else to worry about.
Jones is scheduled to receive a second opinion on the knee injury he suffered in the second half of Sunday's 34-22 loss to the Bears, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
The Lions haven't commented on the specifics surrounding Jones' injury, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Tuesday that the wideout was being viewed as day-to-day after sustaining a bone bruise in his knee rather than any damage to his ACL or MCL. While Schefter's report suggests Jones isn't at risk of a long-term absence, the 28-year-old may be presently dealing with some significant pain. He failed to practice in any capacity Wednesday and Thursday and wasn't spotted on the field for the media-access portion of Friday's session, suggesting he'll likely carry a designation into the Week 11 tilt with the Panthers if he's not ruled out entirely. The Lions will provide another update on Jones' situation when the team releases its final injury report of the week later Friday.
Jones (knee) isn't present for the open portion of Friday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Absent from the practice field for a third straight day, Jones doesn't seem likely to play in Sunday's game against the Panthers. Another update on Jones will come within the next few hours when the Lions release their final Week 11 injury report.
Jones (knee) wasn't present for the portion of Thursday's practice that was open to the media, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
The bone bruise Jones suffered in Sunday's 34-22 loss to the Bears remains a concern heading into a Week 11 matchup with the Panthers, as the injury has sidelined him for back-to-back practices. The Lions will see if Jones is able to take the field in some capacity during their final session of the week Friday, but the wideout appears destined to carry an injury designation into Sunday's contest. The release of the Lions' final injury report will clarify whether Jones is listed as questionable, doubtful or out for the game. Kenny Golladay would likely take on an even heavier target share than normal if Jones is forced to miss his first game of the season.
Jones (knee) was listed as a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Jones tried to return to Sunday's 34-22 loss to the Bears after suffering a bone bruise in the third quarter, but he ultimately wasn't able to play through the injury and had to sit out late in the game. While fortunate to avoid ligament damage, the 28-year-old wideout is no lock to be ready in time for the Lions' Week 11 game against the Panthers. Detroit may have little choice but to pepper Kenny Golladay with targets.
Jones (knee) has been diagnosed with a bone bruise, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jones is considered day-to-day after tests showed his ACL and MCL are intact, but this is still an injury that threatens his availability for Week 11 against Carolina. He was removed late in the third quarter of Sunday's 34-22 loss to Chicago, finishing with three catches for 55 yards on seven targets. The Detroit passing game will run through Kenny Golladay if Jones misses any time, with TJ Jones, Bruce Ellington and Brandon Powell all candidates to take some of the vacated snaps.
Before exiting with a knee injury late in third quarter of Sunday's 34-22 loss to the Bears, Jones brought in three of seven targets for 55 yards.
Jones generated a team-high 18.3 YPC on the afternoon before his exit. The veteran receiver suffered the injury late in the third quarter on an unsuccessful catch attempt down the sideline over Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller, and he did not return to the contest as Detroit tried to mount a comeback. Further details are likely forthcoming regarding the severity of the injury, which is of paramount concern to a Lions squad that just traded Golden Tate to the Eagles at the trade deadline.
Jones (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game at Chicago, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The Lions picked up injuries to offensive stalwarts in the second half of this game -- also, running back Kerryon Johnson (ankle) -- leaving the team woefully thin at the skill positions. If Jones remains sidelined, Detroit's wideout group will be whittled down to Kenny Golladay, TJ Jones and Brandon Powell.