JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars' early free-agent moves included efforts to improve at wide receiver.
One of those moves included adding serious experience and consistency.
Marvin Jones, a 10-year veteran wide receiver who spent the last five seasons with the Detroit Lions, has agreed to terms to sign with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent. The team announced the agreement Wednesday at 4 p.m., the start of the NFL's 2021 League Year.
Jones (6-feet-2, 199 pounds), originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, has 32 receiving touchdowns since 2017 – the seventh-highest total in the NFL during that span. He has started 88 of 112 games played in nine NFL seasons, catching 423 passes for 6,025 yards and 51 touchdowns.
Jones caught a career-high 76 receptions for 978 yards and nine touchdowns last season. He is the only player in the NFL with at least nine touchdown receptions in each of the last two seasons.
Jones played the last three seasons for Jaguars offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell when Bevell held the same position with the Lions. Bevell served as the Lions' interim head coach the last five games of the 2020 season.
The Jaguars on Wednesday at 4 p.m. also announced they had agreed to terms with 10 other unrestricted free agents: wide receiver returner Jamal Agnew, defensive lineman Tyson Alualu, wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, safety Rudy Ford, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, running back Carlos Hyde, safety Rayshawn Jenkins, tight end Chris Manhertz, defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris and defensive end Jihad Ward.
They also announced they acquired defensive tackle Malcolm Brown in a trade from the New Orleans Saints.
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