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Detroit Lions Signing Marvin Jones


Detroit, MI – The Detroit Lions and wide receiver Marvin Jones have agreed to a deal that will give the former Cincinnati Bengal $8 million per season.

The Lions are wasting little time to fill the big shoes left by Calvin Johnson’s retirement.

Jones is coming off a season where he caught 65 passes for 816 yards and four touchdowns, and was regarded as one of the best receivers on the free agent market.

The addition bolsters quarterback Matthew Stafford’s arsenal, which also includes Golden Tate, Eric Ebron and running back Theo Riddick.

In 43 games in the NFL, the former fifth-round pick out of California has recorded 134 receptions for 1,729 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Jones will likely sign at 4 p.m. Wednesday, when the new League year begins.

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