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Marvin Jones (ankle) is expected to practice this week.

Jones tweaked his ankle at a post-OTA passing camp arranged by Andy Dalton. Although he's on the active/NFI list for now, it's not a real concern.

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Bengals placed WR Marvin Jones (ankle), CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) and QB AJ McCarron (shoulder) on the active/PUP list.

None of the injuries are considered serious, though McCarron's throwing shoulder was reportedly a minor issue in the run up to the draft. Jones will likely be activated within the week. It's not a concern for his draft status.

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The Cincinnati Enquirer believes Marvin Jones could be in for a "massive spike in production."

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New OC Hue Jackson mentioned Marvin Jones second behind A.J. Green when discussing the Bengals' 2014 wide receiver corps.

It's an indication Jackson sees Jones as the No. 2 to Green's No. 1 after old OC Jay Gruden head-scratchingly insisted on giving Mohamed Sanu snaps at Jones' expense. "I want A.J. and Marvin and that receiver group to play uncommon football like you've never seen," said Jackson. "Marvin Jones came on like gangbusters and he's got to go chase A.J. Why not knock A.J. off the pedestal?"

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Marvin Jones projects as the Bengals No. 2 receiver this season.

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Marvin Jones played on 63-of-81 snaps (77.7 percent) in the Wild Card loss to the Chargers.

It speaks volumes that in the biggest game of the year, Jones set a season-high for percentage of snaps played. We saw it coming as over the final quarter of the year, the Bengals coaches finally recognized him as a superior playmaker to Mohamed Sanu. During the final four games, he played on 211-of-306 snaps (68.9 percent) and posted 24 catches for 324 yards with two touchdowns. With this kind of usage and Jones' explosive skill set, he'll take a major up arrow into 2014.

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Marvin Jones caught eight balls for 130 yards in the Bengals' Wild Card round loss to San Diego.

Jones turned in a second-quarter big play, Willie Maysing an Andy Dalton bomb deep down the left sideline for a 49-yard connection in Richard Marshall's coverage. Jones had a game-high 130 yards, seeing his playoff snaps rise after he was underutilized all regular season. Perhaps it's a sign of things to come. Jones is clearly a superior option to 2013 rotational partner Mohamed Sanu, both as a receiver and blocker. Turning 24 in March, Jones could flirt with WR2 value in 2014 with an expanded role. He is a valuable Dynasty league commodity.

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Marvin Jones played on 55-of-83 snaps (66.2 percent) in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Even though the Bengals were up 28-7 at halftime, Jones' snap count remained relatively high. It's a great sign for his expected value in Week 17 and into 2014. Note that over the last two weeks, Jones is playing on 68.8 percent of the snaps while in the three weeks before that, he was at 38.6. He hasn't completely put his foot on the throat of Mohamed Sanu, but the coaches are clearly seeing his playmaking ability. Jones has nine touchdowns on just 46 catches this season.

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Marvin Jones played on a season-high 71.8 percent of the snaps in the Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

Jones' snap count was buoyed by game flow as the Bengals fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter and were subsequently in catch-up mode all night. Still, the usage is an encouraging sign that the coaches see the playmaking second-year man as a priority when they need points quickly. Jones, who has a touchdown in two straight games, has dream matchup at home against the Vikings' No. 30 pass defense. Few WR4s will have more upside.

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Marvin Jones had five catches for 48 yards and one touchdown in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Steelers.