Jacoby Jones WR BAL 3 Days

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 BAL 2 Months

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 BAL 2 Months

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 BAL 2 Months

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 BAL 3 Months

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 BAL 3 Months

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 BAL 3 Months

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.

Jacoby Jones WR BAL 3 Months

Jones caught his only target for four yards in Thursday's 26-6 win over the Steelers.

Though quiet from a receiving perspective, Jones played 28-of-70 snaps in a game that saw the Ravens go run-heavy, while Marlon Brown was only on the field for four plays. Jones logged a bunch of snaps as the lone receiver in one-wide formations, and he avoided the drops and poor return decisions that spoiled his season opener. His highlight for the night was a 33-yard punt return, but it came in the fourth quarter with the Ravens up by three scores.

Jacoby Jones WR BAL 3 Months

Jones had two catches for 16 yards on seven targets in Sunday's loss to the Bengals

Jones and Marlon Brown essentially worked as co-No. 3 wide receivers, with Jones logging 48-of-88 snaps and Brown 40-of-88. Neither played well, but Jones' struggles were more obvious, as he dropped a couple of passes, including one for a long gain. Jones also had a bad day on special teams, muffing a punt, and then later making a bad decision to take the ball out from the end zone on the final drive of the game. He still figures to work as the top return man in Week 2, as he was mostly excellent in that role the past two seasons. He also figures to maintain his role in the offense, though 48 snaps is on the very high end of what can be expected, with the Ravens unlikely to approach 88 offensive plays or 62 pass attempts most weeks.

Jacoby Jones WR BAL 4 Months

Jones caught two passes for 16 yards on three targets in Saturday's preseason opener against the 49ers.

More significant than the statistics, Jones worked as the No. 3 wide receiver, ahead of Marlon Brown. With Torrey Smith locked in as the No. 1, and Steve Smith likely to get the second-most snaps, Jones and Brown are jockeying for whatever's left. The Ravens will likely try to find roles for both Jones and Brown, as Steve Smith won't necessarily be an every-down player, and the team could split up the No. 3 duties.