Ravens host WR Jacoby Jones

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OWINGS MILLS — Former Houston Texans wide receiver Jacoby Jones visited the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, a meeting that could lead to the defending AFC North champions bolstering their return game and depth at a thin position.

This marks Jones’ second free agent visit after meeting with the Carolina Panthers earlier this week. He has other planned visits with undisclosed teams on his itinerary.

The Texans cut Jones last week, a move that follows him mishandling a punt during an AFC divisional playoff loss to the Ravens that led to a Baltimore touchdown. Jones fell out of favor after fumbling twice in that game, losing one, with fans scapegoating him for the defeat to Baltimore.

The Ravens have two established starters in Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, but have no proven option at the third receiver spot. Tandon Doss, David Reed, LaQuan Williams and rookie Tommy Streeter represent the Ravens’ current options.

Jones, 27, was due a $3 million base salary this year.

The speedy former third-round draft pick from Lane College caught 31 passes for 512 yards and two touchdowns last season.

The Texans obtained two wide receivers in the draft, selecting Ohio State’s DeVier Posey and Michigan State’s Keshawn Martin in the third round and fourth round, respectively.

Jones is a highly-regarded return man, averaging 10.6 yards per punt return with three touchdowns. He has a career 23.3 yard average on kickoff returns with one score.

Althouagh the Texans shopped Jones to other NFL teams during the draft, they were unable to strike a deal and wound up releasing him.

For his career, Jones has 127 receptions for 1,741 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best...more

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