Baltimore Ravens

Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' role expected to expand after injury

Ravens wide receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones' role is expected to expand going forward after an encouraging performance during his return from a sprained right knee.

Jones displayed speed and elusiveness during the Ravens' 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. He caught an 11-yard touchdown pass and recorded a 31-yard reception on the other pass thrown to him.


"It was great," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "Jacoby gave us a speed element out there, and he'll probably play more and more offensively as we go forward."

It was Jones' first game back since damaging his medial collateral ligament in the season-opener against the Denver Broncos when rookie safety Brynden Trawick accidentally ran into him while he was executing a fair catch.


Jones also returned four kickoffs for 102 yards, including a long return of 35 yards.

"I was so anxious," Jones said. "I hadn't played in a month. They just gave me the opportunity to return it, and I wasn't holding back."

While the Packers bottled up wide receiver Torrey Smith for a season-low one reception for 12 yards, wide receiver Tandon Doss led the Ravens with four receptions for 99 yards followed by tight end Dallas Clark's four catches for 81 yards and a touchdown and wide receiver Marlon Brown's three catches for 71 yards.

"Tandon Doss played well, Marlon played well, Dallas Clark had a bunch of catches," Harbaugh said. "That's what you try to do. You try to have enough guys in different spots where you can move the ball around and keep them honest. I believe our pass game is moving in that direction. We did a good job with the pocket compared to previous weeks.

"We did a good job. The depth of the pocket was better, the width of the pocket was better. We had some errors in terms of who we blocked, especially on their pressures. That really hurt us. And I think we got beat one-on-one maybe twice. So, all those things have to be better, but we're headed in the right direction."