According to Adam Schefter, the Giants have activated wide receiver Golden Tate and released wide receivers Bennie Fowler and T.J. Jones. While the dumping of these wideouts, especially Fowler, surprised many, there's no doubt that the Giants got better with Tate now on the active roster. Tate was suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the league's performance enhancing substances policy. The former Pro Bowl wideout appealed the suspension, but the NFL refused to budge.
The story feels the addition of Tate will only help Jones and his development. Tate has been known as a home run hitter in the past but is also efficient on short routes, something Jones was very good at against the Redskins this past week.
Jones suffered the injury to his right knee against Chicago on Nov. 11 and then went to get a second opinion less than a week later, a source told ESPN. The injury was first reported as a bruise and the ACL and MCL were intact. The Lions didn't give any more information about the injury.
The story added Ellington and T.J. Jones have split time on the outside opposite of Golladay. Riddick has seen time in the slot as well. Golladay should continue to get a ton of targets and over the last three weeks had totaled 35 with 19 catches and two TDs in that span.
Dec 14, 2017 · 6:36 PM EST
Lions WR T.J. Jones (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.
Dec 13, 2017 · 7:15 PM EST
Lions WR T.J. Jones (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.