Originally written on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Jacoby Jones helped out the Ravens in the playoffs last season...as a punt returner for the Texans. Wonder if the Ravens are messing with destiny by signing him for 2012 as a wide receiver and return specialist for a 2-year deal worth a reported $7 million ?...

Sorry, that's a cynical way to put it. At age 28, Jacoby Jones represents a good value acquisition by the Ravens. He's certainly more valuable than Lee Evans at wideout, can also play the slot, and can still tack on major yardage after the catch. Plus, when he's not messing up a punt, he's pretty darn good at returning it.



Jacoby Jones, WR/PR/KR, 6-3, 212, Lane College, 3rd Round, 2007 NFL Draft (pick#73)...Compound measurables include 4.5 in the'40, vertical leap 34", broad jump 129"...



After visiting Carolina and Baltimore, former Texans wide receiver Jacoby Jones chose the Ravens. Jones, 28, was placed on waivers  by the Texans last season. Signing with the Ravens to become their third receiver behind Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith means Jones will be reunited with his former Texans teammates – fullback Vonta Leach and strong safety Bernard Pollard.

Agent Kennard McGuire negotiated a two-year, $7 million contract. Jones would have made $3 million this year had he remained with the Texans. Interestingly, Jones is going to Baltimore, where his muffed punt in the AFC divisional-round loss to the Ravens, was the beginning of the end of his career with the Texans. Fans and media turned on him to a point where McGuire asked the Texans to release him after they failed to trade him last week

Entering his sixth NFL season, Jones, 27, has played in 75 career games, making 21 starts. Originally selected by the Houston Texans out of Lane College in the third round of the 2007 draft, Jones made a career-high 10 starts last season while playing in all 16 games.

In five seasons with Houston, Jones produced 127 catches for 1,741 receiving yards (13.7 avg.) and 11 touchdowns. He’s also posted a 10.2-yard average on punt returns (179 for 1,820) and a 23.3-yard kickoff return average (64 for 1,490). Jones also has four total career return touchdowns – three via punt return and one kickoff return.

"Adding Jacoby gives us another proven downfield weapon in our passing game and production with our returns,” Newsome stated. “His experience makes the offense better, and the competition he brings can help raise our levels at receiver and with punt and kickoff returns."

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