Ravens pay Jacoby Jones' $1 million roster bonus

The Baltimore Sun

The Ravens have picked up Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones' $1 million roster bonus, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

Jones was paid the roster bonus as scheduled on Friday, the fourth day of the league year.

Jones is due a $3 million base salary and carries a $4.9 million salary-cap figure in the final year of his two-year, $7 million maximum value contract. That includes $500,000 escalator clause that hinges on Jones' reception totals.

Jones was a hit in Baltimore in his first season with three returns for scores, including a 108-yard kickoff return against the Dallas Cowboys that tied an NFL record for the longest return in league history.

Jones set a franchise record while leading the NFL with a 30.7 kickoff return average.

He caught a touchdown in the Super Bowl and also returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder also caught 30 passes for 406 yards and a touchdown, and his role on offense may increase this year now that wide receiver Anquan Boldin is being traded to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick.

Jones and dancing partner Karina Smirnoff have been rehearsing in Owings Mills to get ready for the Dancing with the Stars competition that premiers Monday night on ABC.

End zone

The Ravens' one-year deal with safety James Ihedigbo is worth $780,000 and includes a $35,000 signing bonus. He also got a $30,000 roster bonus. Using the veteran minimum salary benefit, his salary-cap figure is $620,000. ... Cut by the Ravens earlier this week, former starting strong safety Bernard Pollard visited the Tennessee Titans on Friday. He wasn't immediately signed to a contract, though.



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