Lions WR T.J. Jones has continued to work as the team's #3 WR lately and played ahead of rookie WR Kenny Golladay on Saturday against the Jets. Golladay played just 4 of Detroit's 19 first-team snaps in the game, all coming on the 2nd drive -- after Jones had opened as the 3rd receiver. Jones also left the game in the 2nd quarter with a hamstring injury. According to mLive.com, the team apparently doesn't "seem too worried about it." But we'll see if the situation can help turn Golladay's momentum into a depth-chart promotion. Jones has had trouble staying healthy over his 2 pro seasons, appearing in just 13 games.
Lions WR Golden Tate will open training camp on the PUP, but you shouldn't worry much. Tate told the Detroit Free Press that he suffered a minor shoulder injury during an "errant fall" in OTAs. "Just a little soreness in my shoulder and I'm just doing what the doctors tell me to do and I'm trying to get better as fast as I can," Tate said at the time in May. We're guessing he'll take the field soon, as the team can activate a player from the camp PUP at any time. If Tate sits out more than a week of practices -- after skipping June OTAs -- we might start to get concerned. Rookie WR T.J. Jones will also start camp on the PUP after getting his right shoulder scoped in June to fix a college injury. He says his shoulder is "as healthy as can be." We'll see what doctors say. Jones could factor into the #3 WR battle if healthy.