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Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones says Texans game isn't overly emotional for him

Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones played five years for the Houston Texans before being released two years ago, months after mishandling a punt during a divisional round playoff loss to the Ravens.

Since leaving the Texans, Jones has signed a pair of contracts with the Ravens, including a four-year, $12 million contract in March, made it to the Pro Bowl once and scored two touchdowns during a Super Bowl XLVII victory.

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Jones insists this won't be an emotional game for him as he returns to Houston, where he still lives during the offseason.

"It don't bother me at all," said Jones, a New Orleans native. "I still live there, so it's another stadium to me."

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Unlike Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who was fired from his job as head coach by the Texans, and tight ends Owen Daniels and Phillip Supernaw, who were cut by the Texans during the offseason, Jones said it won't have any extra feeling for him.

"It's not like that for me," Jones said.

Jones hasn't played much at receiver this season after dropping six passes early in the year. Jones now has seven catches for 103 yards and three rushes for 16 yards. He's averaging 30.9 yards per kickoff return with one touchdown and 8.2 yards per punt return.

Jones returned to practice Thursday after being held out Wednesday with an illness.

"I feel better," Jones said. "I'll be all right,"

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