Jones is being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list with an undisclosed injury, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
It's unclear why exactly Jones is being placed on the PUP, but it can't be the start to training camp the young wideout was hoping for after he only logged four total snaps for Detroit last season. If Jones is unable to return for preseason activities in a timely manner, his spot on the Lions' roster could be in serious jeopardy.
Jones started the season with the Texans but was let go in September and signed with Detroit in December after TJ Jones (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve. While he didn't make any significant on-field contributions this season, Jones remains under contract with the Lions through 2019 and will compete for a higher standing on the depth chart this offseason. The Jacksonville product is someone to keep an eye on in dynasty leagues due to his explosive measurables, highlighted by his 41.5-inch vertical jump and 4.50 40-yard dash time.
He'll assume the roster spot of fellow wideout TJ Jones (shoulder), who was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Andy Jones will likely compete with Bradley Marquez for the Lions' No. 4 wide receiver duties over the final two regular-season contests, with the performance of both players in practice this week likely to dictate which of the two is active for Sunday's game in Cincinnati. Don't expect either player to see many snaps on offense no matter who secures the No. 4 role.
Jones' release comes in the wake of the news that fellow wideout Will Fuller (collarbone) could make his season debut Sunday against the Titans. In spite of Fuller's absence, Jones, who was with the team in Weeks 1 and 3, logged just one snap across those two games.
|4||9/30/18||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/21/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
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|10||11/11/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
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