Marvin Jones Jr. stepping away from the Lions

Veteran wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. is stepping away from the Detroit Lions and will no longer be part of the team. Jones announced in a heartfelt post on his Instagram page that he’s leaving the Lions.

“I am stepping away from the team to take care of personal family matters,” Jones wrote.

Jones missed the Week 7 game against the Ravens for the personal matter. He’s now opted to take more time off.

In wake of Jones’ decision, the Lions are releasing him. Jones caught five passes in his return season in Detroit.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire