Turns out that second opinion wasn’t a good one for Marvin Jones. After missing a couple of weeks, the Lions would place him on IR Monday.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 26, 2018
In other words, it’s going to be a busy rest of the season for wideout Kenny Golladay. But for the Lions, things are only getting worse. As things stand, they’re 4-7 and last place in the NFC North. Before the league’s trade deadline, they sent Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles. Now they’re without Jones, who has 35 catches for 508 yards (14.5 per reception) with five scores.
Last season, Jones broke out in a big way. He caught 61 passes for 1,101 yards while pacing the league in yards per reception (18.0). And, he found the endzone nine times. Over the past 3-4 seasons, he’s become a favorite of quarterback Matthew Stafford. Tate, a now former favorite, isn’t there for Stafford to fall back on. Instead, he’ll have to turn to Golladay even more often. For what it’s worth, he’s having a breakout season of his own.
Through 11 games, Golladay has 52 receptions for 804 yards (15.5 yards per catch) and five scores. And it doesn’t get any easier for the Lions either. Up next, a Detroit squad without Jones will play host to the Los Angeles Rams.