WR/KR Jacoby Jones is expected to visit the Giants this week (Anderson, March 11).
Update – 3:54 p.m.: Jones will sign a four-year deal to stay with the Ravens (Hensley, March 12).
The Giants see Jones as a third wide receiver and kick returner (Vacchiano, March 11).
John Fennelly, Lead WriterWow, wouldn’t this be wonderful thing, huh? The Giants special teams are morte, dead these days. Jones would take care of that pronto, plus he’s not a bad receiver, either.
Dan Graziano of ESPN NewYork had this to say regarding Jones:
Jones would serve the dual purpose of solidifying the return game while also being able to help as a wide receiver. He wouldn’t necessarily be a Hakeem Nicks replacement at receiver, but he could help add depth at a position that didn’t offer much last year. (i.e., he probably offers more than Louis Murphy does)
Jones ranked sixth in the league with 892 kick return yards last year and fourth with an average of 28.8 yards per kick return. He split punt return duties in Baltimore with Tandon Doss, but his 12.5-yards-per-punt-return average also ranked among the league leaders. He also caught 37 passes for 455 yards and two touchdowns in just 12 games as a receiver. He has at least 30 catches in four straight years, with his career high of 51 coming in Houston in 2010.
My thoughts exactly. Get it done, Jerry.