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Jacoby Jones' release wasn't on John Harbaugh's radar, Ravens could discuss him Wednesday

After a pair of special teams gaffes by former Ravens star Jacoby Jones in Baltimore on Sunday, the writing on the wall was that his time with the San Diego Chargers might soon be cut short.

Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Monday that Jones was still the returner "as of right now," a day after he lost 2 yards on his only punt return and let another punt roll to the 3-yard line.

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A day later, Jones was released, and the calls for the receiver-needy Ravens to sign him began. Those calls never reached Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who said he learned of Jones' release Wednesday after practice when a team official told him while preparing him for his press conference.

"I didn't know that," Harbaugh said. "We had worked obviously, with Joe [Morgan] and Chuck [Jacobs] yesterday in a workout. … At some point in time, [general manager Ozzie Newsome] had pulled the trigger on that in the afternoon. So, that's the first I'd heard of Jacoby's situation. I would assume it's something that we'll talk about today a little bit, and see where we're at."

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Jones, a Super Bowl XLVII hero for the Ravens, declined over the ensuing two seasons and was released in February for a salary cap savings of just $750,000. He struggled to make an impact with the Chargers.

Judging by Jones' availability not even being on Harbaugh's radar until nearly a full day later, and his lack of a role in the Ravens offense last year, it's safe to say he might not be making an impact in Baltimore anytime soon, either.

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