The Lions are bringing back a familiar face in free agency, having reportedly agreed to a contract to add veteran wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. to the mix in Detroit.
The wide receiver announced the reunion on Twitter, sharing his excitement over his return to Motown, where he previously spent five seasons.
Via Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Jones is signing with the Lions on a one-year, $3 million deal, which could reach a max value of $5 million through incentives.
The 10-year veteran will join a wide receivers room in Detroit which already boasts Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jameson Williams, and Kalif Raymond.
Veteran WR Marvin Jones Jr headed back to the #Lions, where he played from 2016-20. Source says it’s a one-year deal with a $3 million base value with incentives that can push it to $5 million. https://t.co/jeiQsVFIPV— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 29, 2023
Jones, a fifth-round pick by the Bengals in the 2012 NFL draft, played for the Lions from 2016-20. He enjoyed some of the best years of his career with the franchise, appearing in a total of 69 games for Detroit and recording 36 touchdowns.
He spent the 2022 season with the Jaguars. He appeared in 16 games for Jacksonville last year, catching 46 passes for 529 yards and three touchdowns. It was his least productive season since 2018, when he was limited to just nine games due to injury.
Now, the 33-year-old is in line for his second stint with the Lions after spending two seasons away from the franchise.