As if the difficult loss on Thanksgiving Day was not enough, the Lions will now be without wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. for the remainder of the 2018 season as it was announced today that he has been placed on IR.
The Lions have placed WR Marvin Jones on IR with a knee injury, ending his season. pic.twitter.com/3grInTIeY4
— Lions Insider (@Lions_Insider) November 26, 2018
The original reports from Adam Schefter stated, while Jones Jr. had sustained a knee injury, his ACL and MCL were intact and that it was a bone bruise to be evaluated day-to-day. This latest news points to there being more wrong than initially suspected. When asked to comment in his press conference, head coach Matt Patricia declined to add any further detail to the extent of the injury.
Jones ends his 2018 campaign with 35 catches for 508 yards and five touchdowns according to ESPN.com.
The Lions’ offense will now lean on up and coming WR Kenny Golladay as their deep threat and continue to use recent stand-out Bruce Ellington as the slot receiver with Theo Riddick coming out of the backfield until Kerryon Johnson is ready to return.
The Lions’ most recent loss sees them very far off in the distance in the hunt for the playoffs and this has called in to question what adjustments can be made to make anything of this season. It is looking more and more like the Lions’ fan base is ready to go after a high draft pick and call it in for the rest of 2018.
What do you think the Lions’ should do?
LOOK: Detroit Lions move up in 2019 NFL Draft
We have had some time to digest it but the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day performance against the Chicago Bears definitely caused some indigestion for many Lions’ fans.
With the loss, the Lions are now 4-7 and though they are technically still alive for the playoffs, it is certainly a long-shot.
So, let’s look ahead to the 2019 NFL Draft, where the Lions moved up two spots from last week to No. 8 in the first round.
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