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Grade the Detroit Lions' signing of Marvin Jones

What are your thoughts on the Marvin Jones signing?

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The Detroit Lions quickly answered the question: "What will the Lions do without Calvin Johnson?" signing Marvin Jones just a day after Megtaron announced his retirement.

Jones was considered by many the top free agent wide receiver on the market. In fact, the Lions narrowly beat out both the New England Patriots and the Cincinnati Bengals in signing Jones:

Jones will immediately jump into the lineup likely as the Lions' No. 2 receiver behind Golden Tate. Interestingly, Jones had very similar statistics to Tate when the Lions signed him two years ago:

The move fills an extremely pressing need for the Lions, but many consider his $8 million per year price tag a little too pricey for the young receiver. Jones' contract is reportedly for five years and $40 million with $17 million guaranteed.

What do you think? Did the Lions pay too much? Did the market force their hand? Give us your grade for the move and tell us why in the comments below.

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