BREAKING: Lions WR Marvin Announces Announces He’s Stepping Away From Football

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr., who was inactive for last Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, announces he’s stepping away from Football.

Jones Jr. announced his decision on his Instagram account, saying he’s stepping away to take care of a personal family matter:

“I just want to say that I have so much love and respect for the Ford family, city of Detroit, my teammates, and coaches,” Jones Jr. posted on his Instagram account. “To be brief, I am stepping away from the team to take care of personal family matters. Although this is no easy decision, I cannot be the person/player that I need to be for this team as well as tend to my family from afar. This organization has been amazing, showing love and support for myself and my family over the years, and this time, it’s no different. For that I am appreciative. To my brothers and coaches, I will be rooting for you every step of the way! This is the year! Go get it!!! Love and respect to all!”

Jones, 33, is a former fifth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012. After his rookie contract was complete, Jones signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Lions in 2016.

Jones joined the Jaguars on a two-year, $14.5 million contract in 2021. He returned to the Lions this past March on a one-year contract worth up to $5 million.

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In 2023, Jones appeared in four games for the Lions and caught five passes for 35 yards.