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Top Velus Jones Jr. News

  • Bears' Velus Jones: Concludes second season in Chicago

    Jones was not targeted but posted 113 kick-return yards in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

    After being selected in the third round of the 2023 draft, Jones has not become a regular part of Chicago's offense. On the season, he caught four passes for 20 yards to go with eight rushes for 51 yards. Although Jones has two years remaining on his rookie contract, he could be battling for a roster spot in 2024.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Continues to see light usage

    Jones rushed once for four yards in the Bears' 27-16 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

    In addition to his lone rushing attempt, Jones failed to corral his only target. With 11 offensive touches on the season, Jones' low scoring floor and lack of upside will keep him from being a reliable fantasy option unless his role changes.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Used as a runner in loss

    Jones rushed twice for 23 yards in the Bears' 20-17 loss to the Browns on Sunday.

    Jones has 20 receiving yards and 45 rushing yards on the season. Unless his role in the offense increases, his greatest fantasy value will be in leagues that award points for kick return yardage.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Minimal usage in win

    Jones caught one pass for 11 yards in the Bears' 28-13 win over the Lions on Sunday.

    Jones has just four catches on the season while playing less than 15 percent of the offensive snaps. Unless his role changes, his scoring floor makes him difficult to use in fantasy lineups.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Ready to play

    Jones (illness) is active Sunday against the Lions.

    Jones was a late add to the Bears' injury report Friday, but the 2022 third-round selection has recovered enough to suit up in Week 14. The 26-year-old has had a minimal role this season, but he could see a slight boost in snaps with Equanimeous St. Brown (pectoral) out.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Questionable for Sunday

    Jones (illness) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Lions.

    Jones was a late addition to the Bears' injury report, as he seems to be dealing with an illness that held him out of Friday's practice. The 2022 third-round pick has been a healthy scratch in three of Chicago's last four games, so even if Jones feels well enough to play Sunday, he could very well still be inactive.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Active Monday

    Jones is listed as active for Monday's matchup with the Vikings, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Jones' active status is notable, as he has been a healthy scratch the last three weeks. He will now be available to provide depth at receiver if needed, as well as a special-teams contributor.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Healthy scratch in Week 11

    Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest with the Lions, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Jones will be a healthy scratch for a second straight week as Chicago squares off with Detroit. The wide receiver has been limited to just three catches for nine yards over the eight contests he's appeared in this season.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Minimal usage in loss

    Jones caught one pass for four yards in the Bears' 30-13 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

    Jones has yet to play more than 12 percent of the offensive snaps in any game, and he has just 31 scrimmage yards on the season. His best value is in leagues that award points for return yardage, as Jones has been seeing increased use as a kickoff returner since Week 6.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Catches one pass in win

    Jones failed to gain a yard on his only reception in the Bears' 30-12 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

    Jones has touched the ball six times for 27 yards on offense this season, and it appears that his greatest value to the team will be on special teams unless his role is changed.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Best game of season

    Jones rushed twice for 15 yards and caught a five-yard pass in the Bears' 19-13 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

    Jones came into this game with two rushing attempts for seven yards on the season, so his 20 yards was easily his best offensive effort of the year. He'll need to build on his usage before he can be considered a reliable fantasy option.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: One rushing attempt in loss

    Jones rushed once for 10 yards in the Bears' 31-28 loss to the Broncos on Sunday.

    Jones' biggest contribution to the Bears is on special teams. He's yet to see a pass target this season, but he now has two rushing attempts. His current role is unlikely to result in significant fantasy production.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Posts negative yardage in loss

    Jones lost three yards on his lone rushing attempt in the Bears' 27-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

    Jones was inactive for the season opener, and he had a minor role in the offense upon his return. He'll need a significant change in his situation to become a reliable fantasy performer.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Will sit out season opener

    Jones was ruled a healthy scratch ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Packers.

    Jones dealt with an undisclosed injury throughout training camp and was on the fringe of making Chicago's final 53-man roster ahead of the regular season. While he is now listed as healthy, the 2022 third-round pick won't get to see the field Week 1, as Tyler Scott and/or Trent Taylor will likely handle return duties on special teams while also slotting into reserve roles behind starting wideouts DJ Moore, Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool. Equanimeous St. Brown was also ruled a healthy scratch Week 1, as it's likely he and Jones will be on the outside looking in on Chicago's wide receiver room this season.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Back at practice

    Jones (undisclosed) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Jones was considered a fringe roster candidate throughout training camp, and although he has been nursing an undisclosed injury, he was ultimately able to show enough to make the team. While he is only expected to be a depth receiver this season, the second-year speedster is in line to return both punts and kicks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Mobile, AL
Age: 27
School: Tennessee
Experience: 3