Marvin Jones Jr.’s Family Matters: The Reason Behind His Lions Exit

Veteran Wide Receiver Marvin Jones Jr. Electrifies Fans with Emotional Departure from Detroit Lions

In a heartfelt Instagram post on Tuesday, seasoned wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. made a stunning announcement, revealing his decision to “step away” from the Detroit Lions, prioritizing critical personal family matters. Jones, at 33 years old, has been a prominent figure for the Lions this season, having contributed with five catches for 35 yards in six games.

Jones’ absence was conspicuous during the Lions’ recent game against the Baltimore Ravens, where he did not travel with the team due to noninjury-related personal matters. In his heartfelt post, he expressed deep appreciation for the Ford Family, the city of Detroit, his teammates, and coaches.

“Jones stated that he’s leaving the team temporarily to handle important family matters. Making this choice wasn’t easy, but he believes he can’t be the player and person the team needs while taking care of his family from a distance.”

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Marvin Jones Jr. acknowledged the unwavering support he received from the organization throughout his career and offered his best wishes to his fellow players and coaches. He exclaimed, “This is the year! Go get it!!!”

Following Detroit’s disheartening 38-6 loss at Baltimore, coach Dan Campbell provided limited insight into Jones’ situation, stating, “It’s just all I can tell you; it’s a personal issue.”

This season marks a significant return to Detroit for Jones, who spent the previous two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars after a remarkable four-season stint with the Lions from 2016 to 2020. Over his illustrious 12-season career, which began with the Cincinnati Bengals, he has amassed 547 receptions for 7,421 yards and 58 touchdowns. Remarkably, he posted his sole 1,000-yard season in 2017 with the Lions, catching 61 passes for 1,101 yards and leading the NFL with 18.0 yards per catch.


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