Report: Lions restructuring WR Jones’ contract
After trading wide receiver Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Lions reportedly are making another cap-saving move Tuesday.
It suggests the Lions might not be finished making deals.
ESPN reported the Lions are restructuring the contract of wide receiver Marvin Jones to save about $2.2 million in cap space. The Lions had already cleared about $3.7 million by sending Tate to Philadelphia.
It means the Lions will have cleared about $6 million in cap space after entering the day with about $2 million of cap room.
Lions general manager Bob Quinn might have another card to play, perhaps before the trade deadline comes and goes.
Currently, before restructuring, Jones is in the third year of a five-year contract and is scheduled to make a $7 million base salary and count $8.6 million against the cap.
He has made 26 catches for 387 yards and five touchdowns this season. Jones had his best game of the season in Sunday’s 28-14 loss to Seattle, recording seven receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
Last season, Jones had 61 catches for 1,101 yards and nine touchdowns, and he led the league with his 18.0 yards per reception.
The 28-year-old Jones was a fifth-round draft choice in the 2012 NFL Draft.