Jones signed a contract Saturday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Jones was waived by the Lions in early November after coming off the Physcially Unable to Perform list, and now rejoins the team with Marvin Jones (knee) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. The 28-year-old is likely to remain in a depth role at wide receiver, but should see some snaps on special teams.
Jones was waived by the Lions on Monday.
Jones was activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list prior to Sunday's game against the Vikings. The 24-year-old wideout saw action as the team's No. 4 receiver, though that action was limited to just two snaps. It's unclear if the Lions are interested in signing Jones to their practice squad if he clears waivers, though it would seem likely due to the fact they're in need of receiver depth since trading Golden Tate.
Jones logged two offensive snaps during Sunday's 24-9 loss to Minnesota.
Even though Jones was blanked from the stat sheet, he significantly ran as Detroit's No. 4 receiver over Brandon Powell, who was thought to be in line for an expanded offensive role in the wake of Golden Tate being traded to Philadelphia. However, Jones still didn't see nearly enough playing time to warrant fantasy consideration, and it's unlikely that changes unless the injury bug bites any member of the Lions' top trio of receivers in Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, and TJ Jones.
Jones makes his return to the Lions after spending the first eight weeks of the season on the PUP list with the injury. Even with Golden Tate being traded to the Eagles this week, Jones is unlikely to play a significant role offensively with the rest of the wide receiver group healthy.
Jones (undisclosed) will rejoin his teammates at practice Wednesday.
Jones' placement on the PUP list left him ineligible for the first six weeks of the 2018 campaign, but his return to practice Wednesday suggests he could be in a position to play when first eligible Sunday against the Dolphins. Even if he does suit up, Jones mainly works as a depth player and special teams contributor.
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