Brown, who only earned three snaps in Week 2 against the Steelers, totaled 23 in Week 3 and a season-high 31 snaps on offense in a Week 4 win over the Panthers. He caught all three passes thrown to his for 31 yards.
Meanwhile, Jones, who signed a four-year $12.055 million contract in the offseason, dropped the only pass thrown in his direction on Sunday. He played just seven offensive snaps against Carolina.
Jones caught one pass for 4 yards. He also received one carry for 2 yards. Jones also had two punt returns, including a 33 yard return, during the contest. He'll take on the Browns Week 3.
Jones even referred to Kubiak as his "biological father" because he never knew his own.
"I need to get that DNA test," said Jones, who played under Kubiak from 2007 to 2011 in Houston. "I'm going to steal his coffee and swab the cup and figure it out. I have to make sure. I hope my mother doesn't see this. She'll kill me."
Jones just hopes Kubiak gives him more time on offense in Baltimore. In five seasons in Kubiak's offense, Jones only caught more than 31 passes in a season once. While he's been a playmaker for the Ravens, he still only has a combined 67 catches in two seasons.
Jones would like more of a chance to play receiver, but it will be tough after the Ravens added wide receiver Steve Smith and tight end Owen Daniels to go along with Torrey Smith, Dennis Pitta and Marlon Brown. Jones may find himself No. 6 on Joe Flacco's pecking order this season.
"[I'm] trying to be one of the best receivers in the league," Jones said. "[I'm going to] try and play my role when they call my number, to show [I can] make that play."
"He's competing for a starting spot," Harbaugh said. "It's not a two-receiver league anymore. It’s not like you’ve got your two starters and then your No. 3 guy is a slot receiver. That’s the way that people kind of want to label it. It’s just more complex than that. And with Jacoby, you’ve got four guys right there that are going to play a lot of football. And one thing I think (offensive coordinator) coach (Gary) Kubiak does a great job of is he understands how to put guys in a position to play to their strengths. He knows Jacoby very well, and Jacoby has only gotten better since he's been here. He's matured as a player and a person. Steve Smith has certain things that he does extremely well. So does Marlon Brown, and Marlon's going to obviously, I would think, make leaps and bounds from Year 1 to Year 2. ... Gary’s got some guys that he’s excited to work with, so I can't wait to see how he uses them."
"Joe has communicated that through texts, and Torrey [Smith] has told me that they have a session planned and are trying to work out the dates," coach John Harbaugh said at the NFL owners meetings. "I'll be looking forward to seeing how it goes. It is important. It's big."
Flacco's receiving corps includes
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