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Hue Jackson on Marvin Jones returning: "I can't wait"

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"Oh yes, I can't wait," Jackson said via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "He can run and catch. Not only does he take the top off, he scores a lot of touchdowns, too."

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The Cincinnati Bengals will have Marvin Jones back when Cincinnati heads to New England for NBC's Sunday Night Football. Jones, who caught 51 passes and scored 10 touchdowns last season, hasn't played all season with an injured foot.

And Hue Jackson is thrilled to have him back.

"Oh yes, I can't wait," Jackson said via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "He can run and catch. Not only does he take the top off, he scores a lot of touchdowns, too. This is a fun part about our guys. We have a multitude of different guys that you can use."

Pro Football Focus graded Marvin Jones as the team's best pass catcher -- including A.J. Green. Andy Dalton's passer rating, when targeting Jones, was 119.2 (no one was better) last season. Additionally, Jones' drop rate was 5.56 (three drops on 77 targets)... almost half of what Green produced (10.09) last year. Things have changed though this year... Green has only one drop this year and Dalton's passer rating when targeting Green is 137.5.

"He's another one of our talented players," Jackson said of Jones. Mohamed Sanu contributed with 12 receptions for 164 yards and a 76-yard touchdown this season. Sanu also completed two passes for 68 yards and a touchdown. "We will just add (Jones) to the mix of A.J. and Mo and the rest of the guys and see how it fits."