On Tuesday, Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. revealed his family-related absence.
Jones, who has been with the Lions since 2015, has been a key part of the team’s offense over the past few seasons. He has recorded 634 receptions for 8,960 yards and 59 touchdowns in his career.
In a statement on Instagram, Jones said that he is stepping away from the team to focus on his family. He said that he is grateful for the opportunity to play for the Lions and that he will be back when the time is right.
The Lions released Jones on Tuesday. The team said in a statement that they understand Jones’ decision and that they wish him the best in the future.
Jones’ departure is a significant loss for the Lions, who are currently 2-4 and looking to turn their season around. However, the squad is still in contention for a playoff spot and must replace Jones’ output to advance.
Jones’s decision to step away from the team is a reminder that there is more to life than football. He is putting his family first, and that is something that all of us should respect.
We wish Marvin Jones Jr. all the best in the future.