The New York Giants are bringing in free agent wide receiver Jacoby Jones for a visit today, according to reports. Perhaps the main reason for signing Jones for any team would be his ability to make plays in the return game. New York could use him in the passing game as well, but adding the type of firepower in the return game that Jones would bring would be a nice addition.
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Jones played in 12 games with the Baltimore Ravens last season, catching 37 passes for 455 yards and two touchdowns. He has exceptional speed which could very well be used by the Giants in the passing game for Eli Manning to have another weapon. In addition to his production in the passing game, he returned a punt for a touchdown as well.
There’s no doubt that Jones suffered through a bit of a down season last year with the Ravens. He got off on the wrong foot getting injured by his own player running into him that cost him a few games, and never seemed to get back to full health after that. The Giants could probably get a team friendly contract done with Jones if they decide to go that route.
It will be interesting to see what happens with the meeting today between the two sides. The report also stated that Jones is still in contact with the Ravens, but that it doesn’t seem likely that he would head back to Baltimore. More information is expected to be known in a few hours after the visit is completed, and the Giants could very well make a formal offer to Jones.