The Baltimore Ravens have reached an agreement on a two-year contract with veteran free agent WR/RS Jacoby Jones, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Tuesday evening.
Entering his sixth NFL season, Jones, 27, has played in 75 career games, making 21 starts. Originally selected by the Houston Texans out of Lane College in the third round of the 2007 draft, Jones made a career-high 10 starts last season while playing in all 16 games.
In five seasons with Houston, Jones produced 127 catches for 1,741 receiving yards (13.7 avg.) and 11 touchdowns. He's also posted a 10.2-yard average on punt returns (179 for 1,820) and a 23.3-yard kickoff return average (64 for 1,490). Jones also has four total career return touchdowns – three via punt return and one kickoff return.
"Adding Jacoby gives us another proven downfield weapon in our passing game and production with our returns," Newsome stated. "His experience makes the offense better, and the competition he brings can help raise our levels at receiver and with punt and kickoff returns."
The Ravens also announced Tuesday evening that they have extended the contract of S Bernard Pollard for three years.
Entering his seventh NFL season, Pollard has seen action in 92 games (72 starts), including all 16 contests (13 starts) in his first year with the Ravens in 2011. The 27-year-old registered 75 total tackles (55 solo), two sacks (-14 yards), one interception, a career-high 13 passes defensed and three forced fumbles for Baltimore last season.
"Bernard showed last year that he is a Raven," Newsome said. "He's smart, tough and brings a passion to the games, our practices and in the weight room. His physical presence on the back end is very important to the way we play defense. He has indicated since the first day he stepped into our building last training camp that he wanted to be a Raven for the long haul."
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Exp. College
Jacoby Jones WR/RS 6-2 212 7/11/84 6 Lane