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TJ Jones undergoes minor shoulder surgery, expects to be back for training camp

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Lions sixth-round pick TJ Jones isn't planning on missing any time during training camp after undergoing minor shoulder surgery during minicamp earlier this month.

Lions sixth-round pick wide receiver TJ Jones isn't planning on missing any time during training camp after undergoing minor shoulder surgery during minicamp earlier this month.

Jones initially suffered the injury in college during Notre Dame's bowl game victory over Rutgers in December. He re-aggravated it in OTAs.

"I finished the bowl game, and I thought it had healed up," Jones told The Detroit News Tuesday at a Play 60 event during the NFL Rookie Symposium.

"I went through all my training and everything. And then through just like routine catches (in OTAs), trying to block people, it just started to bug me, so I had them check it out.

“In my eyes, I don't plan on missing anything. I'm going to get back as quickly as I can and then come back at 100 percent."

Jones is trying to throw his hat into a crowded competition to make the roster at receiver behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. He played both on the outside and inside at Notre Dame, but will probably have a better chance of making the roster as an outside receiver with Jeremy Ross and Ryan Broyles in the slot.