Two Detroit Lions to hit career milestones in Week 4

Detroit Lions, Marvin Jones - Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Lions, Marvin Jones - Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports /

Two Detroit Lions players will hit the century mark in games played during Week Four

When the Detroit Lions take on the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field for their Week 4 matchup, it will be a big career milestone for two players on the Lions. Wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. and linebacker Jamie Collins Sr. are set to appear in their 100th career game when they take the field.

Jones was drafted back in 2012 by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round (166th overall) and made his debut the same year. He joined the Lions in 2016 and since he’s been in Detroit, he’s played in 56 games where he’s caught 224 passes for 3,447 yards for an average of 15.4 yards a catch. He has 28 touchdowns and contributed to 161 first downs in a Lions uniform.

His best season came in 2017 where he got 61 receptions for 1,101 yards and led the league with an average of 18 yards per catch. That season, he also got nine touchdowns and 44 first downs. In his career, he has 358 receptions for 5,176 yards (average of 14.5 yards per catch) 43 touchdowns and 242 first downs.

So far this season, Jones has caught 11 of 17 targets for 129 yards, eight first downs and a touchdown.

Collins was drafted back in 2013 by the New England Patriots in the second round (52nd overall). He was apart of the Patriots from 2013-2016 until he was traded midway through the 2016 season to the Cleveland Browns where he was there until 2018. For the 2019 season, he re-signed with the Patriots and then ultimately signed a three-year deal with the Lions this past offseason.

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In Collins’ career, he’s recorded 589 tackles (386 solo) with 56 tackles for loss, 25.5 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, 11 interceptions, 32 passes defended and a pick six. So far this season, he has 13 tackles (six solo) with two of them going for a loss of yards, a sack, an interception and six passes defended.