When the Ravens offense lines up against the Houston defense at Reliant Stadium on Sunday, a couple of familiar faces will be wearing helmets with birds on them.
Fullback Vonta Leach, whom the Texans let go after the 2010 season, and receiver Jacoby Jones, who got the heave-ho after 2011, now play for Baltimore.
On Thursday, Kubiak didn’t have much to say about the absence of the man who returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown against the Cowboys on Sunday. “Well we couldn’t keep him,” Kubiak told the media. “I don’t know how else to explain that to you. You can’t pay them all, can’t keep them all. That’s the only explanation I can give you.”
That may be the only explanation Kubiak can give, but the questions will keep coming if Jones has a major role in a Ravens win on Sunday.
UPDATE 8:38 p.m. ET: As several of you have pointed out, Ravens safety Bernard Pollard is a former Texan, too. Sorry.