Former Ravens wide receiver and kick returner
Jones, 30, was released by the Ravens last week before he visited the Bengals, Titans and Chargers. He made several key plays during the Ravens' second championship run, including two touchdowns in Super Bowl XLVII. His 70-yard touchdown grab in the divisional round against Denver helped force overtime. Baltimore eventually won that game, 38-35, en route to Super Bowl XLVII.
Jones had nine receptions for 131 yards and six first downs in 2014, but averaged 30 yards per kick return. He has returned five kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns in his career.
Free agent wide receiver
Jones, who was cut by the Ravens last week, has also visited with the Bengals and Titans. Jones had nine receptions for 131 yards and six first downs in 2014, but averaged 30 yards per kick return.
The 30-year-old Jones has returned five kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns in his career.
"Jacoby is one of my most favorite players ever to coach, an absolute joy to be around," coach John Harbaugh said.
Jones was primarily used a return specialist in 2014. During the season, he hauled in nine passes for 131 yards, but had 978 kick-return yards with one touchdown. He also had 275 punt-return yards.
"We thank Jacoby for what he did for us," Harbaugh said. "He was invaluable to our success. Opponents, especially on special teams, schemed to stop him. What a compliment to him."
Jones made several key plays during the Ravens' second championship run, including two touchdowns in Super Bowl XLVII. His 70-yard TD grab in the divisional round helped force overtime of a game Baltimore eventually won 38-35.
"We don't win Super Bowl XLVII without Jacoby," Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome said via baltimoreravens.com. "You immediately think of the touchdown against Denver in the divisional round and then the big plays in that Super Bowl -- the long touchdown from Joe [Flacco] and the kickoff to open the second half. He also had a big punt return in that game. Jacoby was an outstanding Raven, good teammate on and off the field."
While Jones ranked second in the NFL with a kick return average of 30.6 yards, he also mishandled two punts, the paper said. Jones would cost $3.4 million against the cap in 2015.
If Baltimore releases him after June 1, the team would get $2.5 million in cap space, the paper said.
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