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WR Marvin Jones heading back to Detroit, signing one-year, $3 million deal with Lions

The Detroit Lions are bringing back a familiar face at wideout.

Marvin Jones Jr., who played for the Lions from 2016 to 2020, will be returning to the club this coming season, he announced Wednesday on Twitter.

NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo reported that Jones' one-year deal has a base value of $3 million, plus incentives that can push it to $5 million.

Jones, 33, spent the past two seasons with the Jaguars, starting 26 of 33 games and totaling 119 catches for 1,361 yards and seven touchdowns. His best years, however, came in Detroit. Jones had his three highest yardage seasons in 2016, 2017 and 2020 and scored 36 of his 57 career TDs with the Lions.

Jones likely will be expected to fill the role held last season in Detroit by D.J. Chark, who had 30 catches for 502 yards and three scores in 11 games (10 starts) last season, but signed with the Panthers last week. With the Lions bringing back their receptions leaders from last season in Amon-Ra St. Brown, along with the addition of Jones and the expected emergence of 2022 first-rounder Jameson Williams, the team appears strong at receiver.

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