Lions have decided to release veteran wide receiver Marvin Jones, who has expressed

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Lions have decided to release veteran wide receiver Marvin Jones, who has expressed

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have made the difficult decision to release veteran wide receiver Marvin Jones. Jones shared on his Instagram account that he is temporarily stepping away from football to attend to a personal family matter.

In his Instagram post, Jones stated, “Although this was 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.”

Jones has relocated his wife and five children from Miami to San Diego and intends to sign with an NFL team on the West Coast.

When the 33-year-old Jones signed with the Lions in April, it was a chance to return to Detroit and be a part of a significantly improved franchise. During the current season, he made five catches for 35 yards in six games.

Jones did not accompany the team to their most recent game in Baltimore, where the NFC North-leading Lions suffered a heavy defeat against the Ravens.

The Lions, who currently hold a 5-2 record, are set to host the Las Vegas Raiders (3-4) on Monday night.

Marvin Jones boasts an impressive career with 547 catches for 7,421 yards and 58 touchdowns, ranking ninth among active players in total touchdowns.

Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round in 2012, Jones first joined the Detroit Lions in 2016 and enjoyed five productive seasons with the franchise. Last season, he recorded 46 receptions for 529 yards and three touchdowns in Jacksonville, in addition to four catches for 50 yards and a score in the playoffs for the Jaguars.

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