The Giants landed a guard, a linebacker and a running back on the first day of free agency and now they’re turning their attention to their kick return game.
Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Jacoby Jones is expected to visit with the Giants on Wednesday. Anderson notes that Jones is still talking to the Ravens about remaining in Baltimore, so the visit is contingent on nothing happening with the Ravens that would make a trip to New Jersey moot.
Jones made $4 million in Baltimore last season and returned 31 kickoffs for 892 yards and a touchdown. That score was the fourth career kickoff return touchdown in the regular season — Jones added one in Super Bowl XLVII — to go with four punt return scores. That kind of production was missing for the Giants last season, although it’s unlikely that they’d be willing to pay the same price that the Ravens paid for Jones’ services last season.
With Hakeem Nicks likely leaving the team, Jones could work his way into the receiver rotation for the Giants as well. He has done his best work on special teams throughout his career, though, and that’s likely the leading reason why the Giants and Ravens are interested in his services.