Lions agree to 5-year deal with WR Jones

Posted at 8:30 AM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 08:32:41-05

UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Lions have agreed to a five-year contract with free agent wide receiver Marvin Jones.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the deal had not been announced. Jones caught 65 passes for 816 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Cincinnati Bengals.

After losing Calvin Johnson to retirement, the Lions were clearly in the market for a receiver they could put opposite Golden Tate. Jones, who turns 26 on Saturday, has been with the Bengals for four years, although he missed the whole 2014 season after foot and ankle injuries. He played in all 16 games last season.

Jones caught 10 touchdown passes in 2013.