Done with dancing, Jacoby Jones expected to get right back to football

The Baltimore Sun

Now that Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones' star turn on Dancing With the Stars is over, the Ravens expect him to get right back to football.

The wide receiver finished third in a dancing competition won by singer Kellie Pickler.

Jones is expected to rejoin his teammates as soon as Thursday when the Ravens conclude their first week of organized team activities.

"I thought he did great, I was proud of Jacoby through the whole thing," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "I'm looking for him to on the next flight back here to Baltimore, Jacoby. So, he should be getting off the plane any second here at BWI. Should be expecting him tomorrow, will be looking for him.

"He should be in great shape. I thought he did great. I was proud of him. He represented all of us very well."

Harbaugh said that there won't be a feeling-out period for Jones to get acclimated to football drills.

"No, he said he's in great shape," Harbaugh said of Jones, who caught a touchdown and returned a kickoff for a score during the Ravens' Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers. "So, he gets right back into it."

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said he's looking forward to getting Jones back on the practice field after watching him perform on national television with dancing partner Karina Smirnoff.

"It'll be fun," Flacco said. "It was kind of cool to watch him throughout the whole thing, and it'll definitely be exciting to come out here and see what kind of person he is these days."

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