The Detroit Lions released wide receiver Marvin Jones on Tuesday after he announced he’d be “stepping away from the team to take care of personal family matters.”
Jones was ruled out of the team’s Week 7 game against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday due to personal reasons after being a full participant in practice all week.
“Hard to say on that right now,” head coach Dan Campbell said Monday, according to Jeff Ridson of Lions Wire. “All I can tell you (is) it’s a personal issue. Nothing serious.”
Jones signed a one-year, $3-million deal with the Lions in April. The 33-year-old entered the league as a fifth-round pick in 2012. He has 7,421 receiving yards and 58 touchdowns across 151 career games.
The veteran wideout struggled to get consistent playing time this season, totaling only 10 targets and 35 receiving yards in six games.