Marvin Jones Set To Make 2014 Season Debut In Week 5

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 | 0

Marvin Jones

Heading into their Week 5 showdown with the struggling New England Patriots, the Cincinnati Bengals have looked close to flawless in storming out to a 3-0 record this season.

They had an early bye in Week 4, giving them a chance to rest star wide receiver A.J. Green, who has been dealing with a ligament issue in his toe for a few weeks. While Green played despite the injury, the team is now looking forward to getting back a weapon that they haven’t seen all year.

Wide receiver Marvin Jones, who had a breakout 2013 season where he caught 51 passes for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns, is set to make his 2014 debut on Sunday Night Football. Jones has been dealing with a broken foot that has kept him out of all preseason practices except one.

The Bengals haven’t appeared to need him all that much this year, but he’s undoubtedly going to be a welcome addition to an already clicking Bengals offense. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson knows what kind of a player he is, and he’s understandably excited at rolling the talented athlete out on the field Sunday night (via

“Oh yes, I can’t wait. He can run and catch. Not only does he take the top off, he scores a lot of touchdowns, too. This is a fun part about our guys. We have a multitude of different guys that you can use. He’s another one of our talented players. We will just add him to the mix of A.J. and Mo and the rest of the guys and see how it fits.”

Mohammed Sanu has filled in admirably for Jones in his absence, making some great catches and even using his quarterbacking skills to complete some big passes on trick plays. But it’s kind of a foregone conclusion that Jones is Cincy’s No. 2 wideout, a fast and agile player who will team with Green to form quite the formidable receiving duo.

Cincinnati has largely focused on their rushing attack with backs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill, but they’ll become a wholly well-rounded and even more dangerous team with Jones in the mix. It could take him a few games to get back to full speed, but the Bengals aren’t in any rush given that they are one of only two teams yet to lose this year.

The Bengals were already one of the best teams in the league; getting Jones back may be the dynamic that makes them the frontrunner. Tasked with the reeling defensive unit of the Patriots, Jones could even make an immediate impact this week.

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