Wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who signed a two-year deal earlier this month, is excited to join a Ravens team that knocked his former team, the Houston Texans, out of the playoffs in January.
“Who wouldn’t take this opportunity to come play for this team?” the 27-year-old said. “It’s always good for a breath of fresh air, something new, so I’m taking my breaths slowly but surely.”
Jones has started in 21 of his 75 career games, making 127 receptions for 1,741 yards and 11 touchdowns. Fast and physical, the 6-foot-2 Jones played in the shadow of Andre Johnson in Houston. But he didn’t develop into the consistent receiving threat the Texans hoped he would become. Jones believes he hasn’t yet maxed out his potential and that he will continue to grow.
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“Like I always say, you can always get better,” said Jones, who made 31 catches for 512 yards and two touchdowns in 2011. “I’m still working. I still have more ability in me. I’ve only been playing for six years. I can always find more.”
Jones, the second-oldest receiver on the roster after Anquan Boldin, will compete for the No. 3 receiver spot behind Boldin and Torrey Smith. He will also be in the mix as a returner (ironically, it was his muffed punt against the Ravens in the AFC divisional round that may have led to his release in Houston).
“He’s done really well,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said after Wednesday's organized team activity. “Great attitude. Really, really hard worker. Very fast, big physical guy. He’s done a really good job.”