Former Ravens cornerback/return specialist Cyrus Jones underwent open-heart surgery Thursday in Denver, according to his post on Instagram.
Jones, a Baltimore native, had a congenital heart malfunction, meaning it was there at birth.
"When my doctor told me I would need open heart surgery I couldn't believe what he had just said," Jones wrote on Instagram. "Especially for something that I had been living with my whole life. It took me some time to fully grasp what that meant."
Jones indicated that he had an anomalous coronary artery, an abnormality or malformation that was present at birth and is most often related to the origin or location of the coronary artery.
Jones was released by the Ravens on Nov. 12 after he fumbled a punt against the New England Patriots. He was picked up by the Denver Broncos, but did not play in a game before being placed on the reserve/non-football injury list on Nov. 26.