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Marvin Jones reportedly making case to be Lions’ No. 1 receiver


The job of primary receiver for the Detroit Lions is there to be won if someone steps up and takes it. One of the team’s new additions is reportedly doing just that.

According to Kyle Meinke of MLive, wide receiver Marvin Jones is looking like Matthew Stafford’s preferred passing option. During a joint practice with Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Jones was targeted by Stafford with seven of the 14 passes he threw, and the receiver caught six of them.

Stafford admitted that he and Jones are developing something of a rapport.

“Yeah, I think so,” Stafford said when asked if the two were developing good chemistry. “There’s a ton of work to be done between now and the season opener. That’s what these days are for.”

Perhaps this is the reason Stafford believes the Lions will be tougher to play against without Calvin Johnson. They have a variety of options instead of one obvious primary target, though Jones is looking like the real deal early in camp.

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