|Ravens WR Jacoby Jones earned AFC special teams player of the week honors for his 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Raiders on Sunday. Baltimore won the game, 55-20. (US Presswire)|
For the second time this season, WR/RS Jacoby Jones earned AFC special teams player of the week honors.
Jones earned the award after returning a 105-yard kickoff untouched for a touchdown in Baltimore's 55-20 victory over Oakland on Sunday.
This is the second time Jones has received the award. The first came after Week 6, when he tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Dallas.
“It's another one for our unit for all the hard work we do,” Jones said. “I'm talking about from the kickoff coverage, the kickoff return, punts, field goals, everything.”
Following each of his touchdowns, Jones did a different celebratory dance, something he plans each week just in case he reaches the end zone. Against Oakland, he brought back the old cabbage patch dance, doing the jig in front of his mother, aunt and two cousins.
“I'm trying to get on ‘Dancing With the Stars,'” Jones said. “I think I could win too.”
Suggs the skeptic: Although the Steelers ruled out QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder) for Sunday night's game, OLB Terrell Suggs refused to believe it.
“Until the ball is snapped, I'm still preparing as if he's playing,” Suggs said. “I saw the guy play with a broken ankle. He came down here and I believe broke his nose, and the guy continued to play.”
But it's 100 percent certain Roethlisberger will not play Sunday. Speaking to Baltimore reporters, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said his quarterback will be out and that backup Byron Leftwich will start.
Jah: OL Jah Reid played 50 of Baltimore's 78 offensive snaps against Oakland, which was the most game action he's seen in his two-year career.
Reid, who admitted making mistakes, said the amount he played is something that will give him confidence in the coming weeks. Reid began the season with a calf injury and was inactive for the first seven games. After getting a handful of reps against Cleveland, he stepped in during Baltimore's third series against the Raiders and played the rest of the way.
“It felt great being a significant part of the offense,” Reid said. “I could actually take in a part of the game and the outcome. Especially coming out with a victory like that, it was a real boost for my confidence.”
On Monday, coach John Harbaugh said Reid and LG Bobbie Williams will play against Pittsburgh this week but didn't indicate who would start or how much either would play.
“I don't know what their plan is for this week,” Reid said. “I'm just going to come out and work this week and go with whatever the coaches decide.”
Injury report: CB Jimmy Smith (groin) and RG Marshal Yanda (ankle/knee) did not practice Wednesday. DE Pernell McPhee (thigh/knee) and DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder/knee) returned to practice and participated on a limited basis. Williams (ankle), Jones (ankle) and WR Torrey Smith (chest) were also limited.
Fully participating were Suggs (Achilles), S Sean Considine (knee/chest), LB Dannell Ellerbe (finger), S Bernard Pollard (chest), RB Ray Rice (toe), S Ed Reed (shoulder/leg/neck) and OLB Courtney Upshaw (shoulder).