Donovan Peoples-Jones

Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver #11
Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver #11

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Donovan Peoples-Jones Staying In Detroit

Free-agent wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones agreed to a one-year deal on Saturday to remain with the Lions. The wideout began his career by spending over three years with the Browns before being traded to Detroit ahead of the deadline last season. He appeared in eight regular-season games for the Lions, catching only five of his seven targets for 58 yards. Yet, Peoples-Jones did at least come in handy as a punt returner during the postseason after Kalif Raymond went down with a knee injury. The organization still feels the 25-year-old has some untapped potential. However, it's too early to speculate where Peoples-Jones will land on the depth chart heading into the 2024-25 campaign, considering he'll compete with Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jameson Williams, and possibly Josh Reynolds for snaps. The team may also add via the 2024 NFL Draft. With this in mind, he's someone to watch throughout training camp.

Mar 16, 2024 10:53 PM EST

Donovan Peoples-Jones Won't Make Lions Debut In Week 10

Detroit Lions wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. He had been listed as questionable after logging limited practices this past week. Peoples-Jones was acquired by Detroit during its bye week, so his next game will represent his Lions debut. In the interim, Kalif Raymond and Antoine Green will round out the bottom of the depth chart.

Nov 12, 2023 2:46 PM EST

Donovan Peoples-Jones Questionable To Make Lions Debut

Detroit Lions wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (ribs) was limited in practice all week and is questionable to make his debut with the team in Week 10 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Peoples-Jones was acquired in a trade from the Cleveland Browns during the Lions' Week 9 bye, but it remains to be seen if the 24-year-old will suit up for the first time in his new uniform this Sunday. Even if Peoples-Jones is active against the Bolts, he won't be anywhere near the fantasy radar as he learns a new offense. DPJ will merely be wideout depth for the Lions in the second half behind Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds, Jameson Williams and Kalif Raymond. In seven games with the Browns before being traded, Peoples-Jones had eight receptions on 18 targets for 97 yards and no touchdowns.

Nov 11, 2023 12:11 PM EST

Donovan Peoples-Jones Limited In Wednesday’s Practice

Detroit Lions wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (ribs) was limited in the team's practice on Wednesday. Peoples-Jones was traded at the NFL Trade Deadline from the Cleveland Browns to the Lions. With Detroit on a bye in Week 9, we have yet to see him with his new team. It's unclear when the wideout sustained the injury, but the limited practice rep this early in the week is a good sign for his availability this weekend. Right now, Peoples-Jones should only be rostered in deeper formats. However, keep an eye on his usage with a new team moving forward.

Nov 9, 2023 12:29 AM EST

Donovan Peoples-Jones Shipped To Lions

The Cleveland Browns are trading wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones to the Detroit Lions for a 2025 sixth-round draft pick. Peoples-Jones has flashed in spurts during his three-plus seasons with the Browns, posting 117 receptions for 1,837 yards and eight touchdowns. Now, he'll join a wide receiver room that has struggled behind Amon-Ra St. Brown. Josh Reynolds, Jameson Williams, and Kalif Raymond are all at risk of seeing reduced playing time moving forward. With DPJ out of the picture in Cleveland, David Bell and rookie Cedric Tillman will be candidates to see more snaps.

Oct 31, 2023 3:09 PM EST

Donovan Peoples-Jones Catches Just One Pass

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones did very little in the Week 2 loss to the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, catching just one of his four targets for a seven-yard gain. There was a chance that Peoples-Jones was going to have a big role in this one with Amari Cooper questionable to play due to a groin injury, but Cooper was active and led the Browns with seven receptions on 10 targets for 90 yards in the 26-22 loss. DPJ did play a team-high 88.1 percent of the offensive snaps, but he just wasn't targeted much by a struggling Deshaun Watson. So far, Cooper and Elijah Moore have been Watson's favorite targets, with People-Jones catching only two passes for 19 yards through the season's first two weeks.

Sep 19, 2023 11:44 AM EST

Potential replacement drafted

The Browns envision third-round draft pick Cedric Tillman as an eventual replacement for Peoples-Jones, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

Apr 29, 2023 5:15 AM EST

Finishes of best season

Peoples-Jones caught two of four targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Steelers in Week 18.

Jan 9, 2023 6:32 AM EST

Makes most of one reception

Peoples-Jones recorded one reception on three targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Commanders.

Jan 1, 2023 7:22 PM EST

Not in sync with QB

Peoples-Jones caught one of five targets for two yards in Saturday's 17-10 loss to the Saints.

Dec 26, 2022 5:30 AM EST

Saves performance with touchdown

Peoples-Jones recorded four receptions on four targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 13-3 win over the Ravens.

Dec 17, 2022 5:56 PM EST

Season-high 114 yards in Week 14

Peoples-Jones caught eight of 12 targets for 114 yards in Sunday's 23-10 loss to Cincinnati.

Dec 11, 2022 2:40 PM EST

Big impact in win

Peoples-Jones caught three of three targets for 44 yards and returned three punts for 86 yards, including a 76-yard return for a touchdown in Sunday's 27-14 win over Houston.

Dec 5, 2022 5:54 AM EST

Quiet day in Week 12 win

Peoples-Jones brought in two of four targets for 16 yards and returned five punts for 75 yards in the Browns' 23-17 overtime win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Nov 27, 2022 4:01 PM EST

Continues rolling in Week 11 loss

Peoples-Jones brought in five of six targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' 31-23 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

Nov 20, 2022 3:35 PM EST

Team- and season-high yardage total

Peoples-Jones secured five of nine targets for 99 yards in the Browns' 39-17 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Nov 13, 2022 3:02 PM EST

Season high yardage total on MNF

Peoples-Jones caught all four of his targets for 81 yards in Monday's 32-13 win over the Bengals.

Oct 31, 2022 9:11 PM EST

Productive showing in loss

Peoples-Jones brought in all six targets for 71 yards in the Browns' 23-20 loss to the Ravens. He also lost a fumble.

Oct 23, 2022 4:07 PM EST

Rolls up season-high yards

Peoples-Jones caught four of five targets for a season-high 74 yards in Sunday's 38-15 loss to New England in Week 6.

Oct 16, 2022 6:37 PM EST

Seven targets in loss

Peoples-Jones caught four of seven targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Chargers in Week 5.

Oct 10, 2022 5:27 AM EST