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Lions’ Marvin Jones hits 1,000 yards for first time

December 24, 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio – Detroit Lions receiver Marvin Jones returned to where it all started on Sunday and set a new personal mark in the process.

In his first game against his former team, Jones recorded his first 1,000-yard season of his five-year career.

He entered the game 30 yards shy of 1,000 yards and broke the plateau with a leaping 31-yard catch in the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium that put Detroit in the red zone on their first drive of the second half.

Jones’ previous best was 930 yards last season in his first year with the Lions, most of which came during his scorching first half.

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Jones was drafted by the Bengals in the fifth round with the No. 166 pick in 2012. He tallied 1,729 yards, 134 catches and 15 touchdowns over 43 games in Cincinnati before he signed a five-year, $40 million deal as a free agent two offseasons ago with Detroit.

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