The Bengals are expecting injured wide receiver Marvin Jones to miss the first three games of the regular season.
Jones, who broke a bone in his foot on Saturday, is expected to miss the Bengals’ three September games and then return when Cincinnati comes back from its bye week at New England on October 5, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The 24-year-old Jones emerged as the Bengals’ No. 2 wide receiver last season, catching 51 passes for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns.
If you haven't seen by now, we've been all over Jones as a potential sleeper this season. And while he'll miss some time, he should prove to have some value when he gets back for Week 5. We're now telling owners to still draft him, but as a WR5 later in drafts. While he’s out, the Bengals will count on Mohamed Sanu and Dane Sanzenbacher.