Carroll County Times

Ravens: WR Jones could miss several weeks

The Ravens' offense is coming off a lackluster showing against the Denver Broncos, and it will now have to go through the next several weeks without one of its top playmakers.
According to multiple reports, wide receiver Jacoby Jones will miss the next four to six weeks with a sprained MCL in his right knee.
Jones was injured against the Broncos Thursday, when teammate Brynden Trawick accidentally ran into him during a punt return.
Jones' injury is a big blow to a Baltimore receiving corps that was a sizeable question mark even prior to Jones getting hurt.
Jones had an uneven start to the summer, but he's the Ravens' No. 2 wide receiver and had three catches for 24 yards during the first quarter Thursday before getting injured.
Without Jones, Baltimore have to rely on a largely unproven group of receivers that includes rookie Marlon Brown, who the Ravens are enthusiastic about but is a former undrafted free agent who is going into just the second game of his professional career.
Baltimore could look to add a wide receiver through free agency, but there isn't much out there on the free agent market.
Brandon Lloyd is the highest profile free agent wide receiver, but he's reportedly known as a head case who has caused problems in the previous locker rooms he's been a part of.
Jones' absence will also be felt on special teams.
Jones was Pro Bowl return man last year, who had four total returns for touchdowns - three during the regular season and one during the playoffs.
When Jones went down Thursday, he was replaced on kick returns by running back Bernard Pierce and on punt returns by cornerback Lardarius Webb.
NOTE: Ravens starting defensive tackle Arthur Jones has reportedly received medical clearance after dealing with a viral infection the last two weeks. Jones played in Baltimore's third preseason game, but he hasn't practiced since and missed Thursday's game against the Broncos.