Detroit Lions Roster: Who will be the #3 Receiver in 2015?

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Oct 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Greg Salas (17) during the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Best of the Rest

TJ Jones – Jones is a 6-foot, 195-pound receiver who was highly productive at Notre Dame. He finished second in school history with 181 career receptions — edging Golden Tate on the all-time list.

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He originally suffered an arm injury in Notre Dame’s bowl game after the 2013 season. He thought the arm would heal with rest, but couldn’t shake the pain and eventually underwent minor shoulder surgery last June.

He then believed he would be ready for the start of training camp the following month, but nerve issues plagued him week after week.

He eventually was placed on injured reserve and never played a down as a rookie.

"“He’s healed up quite nicely,” Caldwell said. “I think he’s still working himself into a position where’s got all of his girth back, because you do lose a little bit with inactivity. But he’s been working hard at it, he’s gaining and he’s making strides.”"

Since the true health and even the abilities of Jones remain largely unknown, it’s hard to predict for certain what kind of impact he will have in 2015.

He’ll be a guy to keep an eye on at mandatory minicamps this week as well as at training camp later on this summer.

Honorable Mention:

Andrew Peacock

Greg Salas

Gerald Haggins

Vernon Johnson

Credit: Those Detroit Guys

Those Detroit Guys Sports Podcast – Poll Results

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  1. Lance Moore
  2. Ryan Broyles
  3. Corey Fuller
  4. TJ Jones
  5. Gerald Haggins
  6. Andrew Peacock
  7. Vernon Johnson
  8. Greg Salas
  9. Jeremy Ross

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