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Jones knows his opportunities are precious. Last season, Jones ranked fifth on the team in receptions (32) and fourth in yards receiving (440), and tied for second in touchdown receptions with five. He added three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in a playoff loss at Arizona.

After a strong training camp, coaches felt Jones was poised to raise his game this season. How he bounces back from Monday’s gaffe will go a long way toward showing whether or not that will happen.

“I tried to talk to him a lot after the game about, ‘Hey, what’s done is done, let’s learn from it. Take it constructively and let’s make sure it doesn’t happen again,’” receivers coach Jimmy Robinson said. “If you make plays on a more consistent basis, then yeah, you’ve raised your game up to where it needs to be. It’s not far from there. But there’s work to do.”