Baltimore Ravens Cut Former Super Bowl Hero Jacoby Jones

Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports Jacoby Jones, whose 70-yard touchdown catch in the playoffs against the Broncos helped spur the Ravens on their Super Bowl run in 2013, was released by Baltimore on Wednesday.
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Jacoby Jones, whose 70-yard touchdown catch in the playoffs against the Broncos helped spur the Ravens on their Super Bowl run in 2013, was released by Baltimore on Wednesday.

They’ll always remember Jacoby Jones in Baltimore.

Jones was cut on Wednesday, the team announced. He vanished from the offense and was used mostly as a returner, although he was good in that role. The Ravens didn’t need the 30-year-old receiver anymore, less than a year after signing a four-year, $12 million deal.

He’ll leave a special place in franchise history.

Jones was one of the Ravens’ playoff heroes at the end of the 2012 season, making a trio of huge plays including one of the most famous catches in NFL history.

Jones and Joe Flacco hooked up for a 70-yard touchdown to tie a divisional round playoff game at Denver with just 31 seconds left. It was one of the greatest plays in NFL history, dubbed the “Mile High Miracle,” and the Ravens went on to win in double-overtime. Against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII a few weeks later, Jones had a 56-yard touchdown catch and a 108-yard kickoff return for a score. Those plays were enormous in a 34-31 win over San Francisco.

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SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports
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