12:12pm: Jones’ two-year deal with San Diego can be worth up to $5.5MM, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter).
11:53am: After being cut by the Ravens, wide receiver and return man Jacoby Jones is heading to a team that his old club beat out for a playoff spot last season. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (via Twitter), Jones has reached an agreement on a two-year deal with the Chargers.
Jones, 30, returned kicks and punts for Baltimore in 2014, but his role on offense was significantly reduced — after being targeted 68 times and hauling in 37 passes in 2013, Jones received just 18 targets and caught nine passes in 2014. He also averaged 30.6 yards on 32 kickoff returns, and 9.2 yards on 30 punt returns.
In San Diego, Jones will give the Chargers a dynamic presence on kick and punt returns that the team has lacked in recent years. In 2014, Eddie Royal and Keenan Allen split duties on punt returns, while Chris Davis was the team’s primary kick returner. Davis didn’t have a return longer than 35 yards, and the Chargers didn’t have a kick or punt return touchdown for the season.
Prior to agreeing to terms with the Chargers, Jones also visited the Bengals and Titans.