On Wednesday, the Baltimore Ravens announced that they have released wide receiver and kick returner, Jacoby Jones. Jones was a major factor in the Raven’s Super Bowl Championship win, but is coming off a disappointing season, which saw his offensive numbers diminish rapidly amidst many ill-timed drops. With only 10 catches last season, Jones’ was ranked him 10th among Ravens players.
At 30 years old, Jones has played his last three seasons in Baltimore after spending the previous five years in Houston. His most memorable plays occurred during the Raven’s 2012 post season where he caught a 70-yard touchdown to force overtime against Denver, and returned a 108-yard kickoff that sparked the Raven’s Super Bowl win over San Francisco.
“We don’t win (the) Super Bowl without Jacoby,” general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “Jacoby was an outstanding Raven and a good teammate on and off the field.”
Releasing Jones will allow the Ravens to have more room on their salary cap, and it will also give Jones time to find a new team to sign on with.