Baltimore Ravens free agent wide receiver Jacoby Jones visited the New York Giants and had a few other visits scheduled, but the 29-year-old has decided to re-sign with the WR-needy Ravens, who could also go after Steve Smith once the Carolina Panthers officially cut ties with him. The Ravens have such a big need at WR that keeping Jones isn’t nearly enough, but it’s a solid re-signing and keeps a decent WR and amazing special teams player around for several more years.
ESPN NFL Nation’s Jamison Hensley reports that Jones’s deal with the Ravens is a four-year pact, and it will be interesting to see how much money Ozzie Newsome is giving him. The Ravens rarely overpay for free agents, and I’m sure this deal gives Jones some nice money but nothing substantial. They always wanted to bring him back, but they didn’t want to have to pay too much to keep him around. It will be interesting to see if he is making more or less than $4 million, and I have a feeling there could be some interesting incentives involved in this deal.
Jones caught 37 passes for 455 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games last season, and he had a whopping 892 kick-off return yards and a TD with 237 punt return yards. In 2012, Jones had 30 receptions for 406 yards, three return touchdowns, and over 1,100 kick-off return yards. It’s safe to say his returning is a massive asset for the Ravens organization, and he continues to grow as a receiver.