New Lions WR Marvin Jones not feeling any pressure

Marvin Jones made it very clear after signing a five-year deal with the Lions in free agency this offseason that he wasn't coming to Detroit to replace Calvin Johnson.

"I'm here to be me," the fifth-year receiver said shortly after signing his deal. "I'm here to do what I can do to help this team win and to succeed, and that's all that I can do."

That mantra hasn't changed now that he's in the building, learning the offense and taking part in the offseason training program with his teammates.

What made Jones a priority in free agency for general manager Bob Quinn and the Lions was his ability to wear a lot of hats for this offense. He had 65 catches in 2015 and only two drops. 13 of those catches went for 20 yards or more. He can run the entire route tree in any part of the field.

Jones told reporters Tuesday he's not feeling any pressure since arriving in Allen Park.

"I do good with pressure," he said with a smile. "I don't have any pressure whatsoever on my shoulders. I know what I can do. Obviously, I'm here for a reason.

"Throughout my career I've capitalized on my opportunities the best that I can and I know that's what I'm going to do (here). There's no pressure."

Jones, 25, is coming off the best season of his career. He set career highs for both catches (65) and receiving yards (816) with the Bengals in 2015.

His numbers are similar to those Golden Tate put up in his final season with Seattle before leaving the Seahawks for a bigger role in Detroit. Tate caught 64 passes for 898 yards in 2013.

Tate caught 99 passes his first season in Detroit in 2014 and followed that up by catching 90 balls to lead the team a year ago.

In Seattle, Tate was restricted by a run-first offense.

Jones was often the third option in Cincinnati behind Pro Bowlers A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert. He's hoping to make just as big an impact as Tate with more opportunities for him in this offense.

"I feel like I'm a receiver that can kind of do it all," Jones said. "My thing is all about controlling my opportunities. I see myself as going out there and 100 percent of my opportunities, I try to capitalize on 100 percent of the time.

"There's a lot of opportunity here for all of us and my thing is that whenever the ball comes my way to make that great play to help the team."

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