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Steelers claim former Ravens SB hero off waivers

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Steelers claim former Ravens SB hero off waivers

The Ravens didn’t claim Jacoby Jones off waivers, but their archrivals did. The Steelers announced Thursday they had signed Jones, and he was expected to step in immediately as their kick returner. The Steelers waived Dri Archer, who had been handling kickoff duties, to make room for Jones.

How ironic that Jones will now play for Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. It was Tomlin who Jones memorably had to avoid during a 2013 kickoff return, when Tomlin strayed too close to the field of play while Jones was in the midst of a 73-yard return. Jones was playing for the Ravens then, and the crowd at M&T Bank Stadium was livid, especially when Tomlin grinned as his face was shown afterward on the stadium scoreboard.

Tomlin wasn’t laughing later when he was fined $100,000 by the NFL for what Tomlin later described as an “inexcusable blunder.”

The Steelers hope Jones does better for them than he did for the Chargers. Jones struggled as a returner in San Diego, and he made a key mistake Sunday against the Ravens, when failed to fair catch a punt in the fourth quarter. The punt rolled an extra 19 yards, pinning the Chargers at their own three-yard line, and setting up the go-ahead touchdown for the Ravens.

The Ravens thought they had seen the last of Jones this season on Sunday, but the Steelers host the Ravens in Week 16 (Dec. 27). So Jones may get another chance for revenge against the Ravens, who cut Jones after last season.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the full 90-man roster heading into the beginning of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. Ravens OTAs begin Monday.

2. With the return of Pernell McPhee and the addition of Shane Ray, it's clear that the Ravens are searching for the right pass rushers for their defense. The two veterans join draft pick Jaylon Ferguson in the quest to create a dynamic defense.

3. Marquise Brown is expected to miss OTAs due to continued rehab on his foot from Lisfranc surgery. However, Brown is expected to be ready by the start of training camp in August.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

Kick off your Saturday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including an injury update on the Ravens' first-round pick. 

Player/Team Notes: 

1. 2019 first-round pick and WR Marquise Brown will miss OTAs as he continues to recover from Lisfranc surgery. Per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the team expects Brown to be ready by the start of training camp. 

2. The Ravens confirmed the signings of OLB Pernell McPhee, OLB Shane Ray, and WR Michael Floyd Friday. Baltimore also announced it had waived QB Jalan McClendon and DT Kalil Morris.

3. Free agent LB Jon Bostic worked out for the Ravens Friday, per Zrebiec. Bostic was cut by the Steelers in April. 

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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