Wide receiver T.J. Jones signed his restricted free agent tender on the first day of the Lions’ offseason program.
The Lions made the announcement on Monday afternoon. Jones was tendered at the lowest of the three levels earlier this offseason and stands to make a little more than $1.9 million during the 2018 season.
Jones made the first six starts of his NFL career last season and set career-highs with 30 catches and 399 yards in his 14 overall appearances with the team. He’s played 27 games for Detroit over the last three seasons and will return to a complementary role alongside Golden Tate and Marvin Jones.
“I’m excited about it,” Davis said. “There’s a lot of momentum coming out of New York from people who have seen what we’ve done there, and there are people in New Orleans who are looking forward to using the platform to advocate on their behalf.”
Which means NFL players could be in the halls of another state house or university before long, with attentive audiences waiting.
“That was another playoff game. That was just tough, physical for 48 minutes,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said.
One more win Wednesday night at Minnesota and the Nuggets will end a five-year playoff drought.
The Trail Blazers have lost four straight but still harbor hopes of clinching the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
“At the end of the day this team is going to make a shot. I’m not worried about that,” said Jusuf Nurkic, who had 20 points and 19 rebounds. “We have one more at home (against Utah) and it’s probably going to be for the third spot. We’re going to fight for that.”
The Nuggets kept their season alive thanks to Nikola Jokic’s 10th triple-double of the season and a stifling defense on a night their starters made just 22 of 61 shots.
“I told them at halftime, I was honest, I said, `Fellas, if we lose, we’re out.’ I knew some of these other teams had won games. And I felt we played like our lives were on the line,” Malone said. “It wasn’t pretty, but I thought our defense was phenomenal.”