Jacoby Jones WR SD 5 months ago

Jones will sign a two-year contract with the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Jones served as Baltimore's No. 3 wide receiver and return specialist in 2012 and 2013, notably producing a slew of big plays during the team's 2012 Super Bowl run. He was essentially removed from the offense by the end of 2014, as the drops that have plagued him throughout this career became more of a problem than ever. He'll likely just serve as a depth receiver in San Diego, but he immediately becomes the favorite to return both kickoffs and punts.

Jacoby Jones WR SD 5 months ago

The Ravens terminated Jones' contract on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

Per the report, cutting Jones reportedly frees up $750,000 in salary cap space for the Ravens. The 30-year-old wideout wasn't a big part of the team's offense this past season, catching just nine passes for 131 yards, but his utility in the return game should land him a new gig in 2015.

Jacoby Jones WR SD 6 months ago

Jones caught 9-of-18 targets for 131 yards during the 2014 regular season.

After serving as Baltimore's No. 3 wide receiver for most of 2012 and 2013, Jones had a disastrous 2014 campaign on the offensive side. He also had a mildly disappointing year in the return game, following two fantastic seasons in that regard. Despite signing a four-year, $12 million contract last offseason, Jones may end up as a cap casualty. If the Ravens retain him, it will likely be with the hope that he can bounce back to elite-level status as a return man.

Jacoby Jones WR SD 7 months ago

Jones (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

With just seven catches for 103 yards in 14 games to date, Jones -- who sat out Wednesday's practice -- hasn't been much of a factor in the Ravens' offense, though he continues to factor in as a returner.

Jacoby Jones WR SD 9 months ago

Jones had four kickoff returns for 188 yards and a touchdown and three punt returns for 32 yards in Sunday's 43-23 loss to the Steelers.

Though not a factor in the offense, Jones finally got things going on special teams, which might inspire the Ravens to eventually give him a few offensive snaps. At the moment, he's essentially just a return specialist, having logged zero offensive snaps in Sunday's loss.

Jacoby Jones WR SD 9 months ago

Ravens special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg hinted that Jones will continue to return punts, ESPN.com reports. "The reason we have [Jones] back there is we really feel confident he's going to make a play for us if we block it well," Rosburg said. "And our players feel the same way. So, based on that, we look forward to blocking for him again."

Jones has muffed two punts and dropped at least four of his 12 targets, but while his role on offense has essentially disappeared, he still worked as the Ravens' kick and punt returner throughout Sunday's win over the Falcons. With just one target over his last five games, Jones can safely be ignored in leagues that don't count return yardage, and he may be one muff/fumble away from losing relevance in even those formats.

Jacoby Jones WR SD 9 months ago

Jones muffed a punt and played just four offensive snaps in Sunday's 29-7 win over the Falcons.

Jones' terrible season continued, though he did manage a nice, albeit fairly meaningless, return of a safety punt late in the fourth quarter. He's a non-factor in the Baltimore offense, even with Marlon Brown (thigh) missing the past two games. Jones does figure to stay on kick returns, but it won't be surprising if the Ravens replace him on punts with Michael Campanaro.

Jacoby Jones WR SD 10 months ago

Jones muffed a punt and caught his only target for a 30-yard gain in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Colts.

Jones' big gain led to the touchdown that pulled Baltimore within seven points, but the veteran receiver still had a rough day. In the first quarter, he let a catchable punt hit the ground, and then failed to pounce on it after it appeared to touch his jersey. He's had a few absent-minded plays on special teams this season, and was replaced by Lardarius Webb as the punt returner for the rest of Sunday's game. He also played just eight offensive snaps, while Marlon Brown logged 30. With the split similar the week before amid Jones' continued problems with drops, Brown can now safely be considered the No. 3 wide receiver. However, the Ravens like Jones' big-play ability, which is why they rewarded him with a sizable contract in the offseason. He'll likely get more chances on offense this year, and could even work his way back ahead of Brown. For now, Jones may just serve as the kick returner and No. 4 receiver.

Jacoby Jones WR SD 10 months ago

Jones dropped his only target in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Panthers.

Jones did the same thing last week, getting just one look and wasting it with an uncontested drop. He somehow already has four bad drops, despite seeing just 10 targets through the first four games of the season. The Ravens have given Jones every chance to hold on to the No. 3 wideout role, but he may have lost the job Sunday afternoon. Jones was nearly invisible after the dropped pass, finishing the game with just six offensive snaps, compared to 31 for Marlon Brown. While Brown hasn't done much this season, he has at least avoided the obvious mistakes that have plagued Jones. If he drops to fourth or fifth on the depth chart at wideout, Jones will mostly just be a very well compensated return specialist.

Jacoby Jones WR SD 10 months ago

Jones dropped his only target in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Browns.

Jones didn't get any chances in the return game Sunday afternoon, getting held to fair catches and touchbacks. His drop was a bad one, as he got wide open down the right sideline with the Ravens trailing by four in the fourth quarter, only to let a perfect pass go off his fingertips. Drops have always been a problem for Jones, who now has three on the season to go along with just three receptions on nine targets. He and Marlon Brown each played 23 offensive snaps in a game that saw the Ravens record 33 carries. Jones had 28 snaps to Brown's four in Week 2, but it was 48-40 in Week 1. Brown caught his lone target for 15 yards Sunday, and while he hasn't done much this season, he seems to be pushing Jones for snaps behind starters Torrey and Steve Smith. The Ravens may use more three and four-wide formations after TE Dennis Pitta suffered another hip injury Sunday.