Posted by Andy Benoit
The Baltimore Ravens have always had a predilection for bringing in street free agents with starting experience (see Frank Walker, Walt Harris, Ken Hamlin or, if you will, Donte’ Stallworth). On Friday, the Ravens signed former Titans/49ers wideout Brandon Jones.
After catching 41 passes for the Titans in ’08, Jones signed a four-year, $16 million free agent deal with the Niners. That was before the Niners knew they’d get Michael Crabtree in the ’09 draft.
Jones never produced in San Francisco (almost literally – he played eight games and caught just one pass). He was let go after one year. The Seahawks had him in camp in 2010 but went in a different direction. Thus, the 28-year-old comes to Baltimore after having been out of football this past season.
Jones is a fluid, athletic runner, but his addition should have little bearing on whether the Ravens re-sign T.J. Houshmandzadeh or Stallworth.
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