Jacoby Jones is done with dancing for now.
At least “until I get in the end zone,” as he put it Friday during a brief meeting with the media that centered as much on dancing as it did on football.
It was Jones' first meeting with the media in a news conference-type setting since finishing his third-place run on “Dancing with the Stars.”
But, for all of the attention he’s gotten as a dancer, Jones described himself Friday as “back in my element" and, at least according to Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, is “in great shape” and “has had a good week [of practice].”
Baltimore completed the second of its three three-day voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) Friday. Jones missed the first two days of the Ravens' first voluntary OTA last week as he competed in the finals of "Dancing with the Stars", but he was back for the final practice of that OTA last Thursday and was a participant in each of Baltimore's three OTA practices this week.
“He’s obviously working his way back into football shape, but he’s in great condition,” Caldwell said. “Obviously, it was pretty strenuous with what he was doing, and [he’s talked about] what he had to go through in terms of preparation and those things.
“It was pretty challenging … so it’s not just like he is flat out of shape or anything. … He just obviously has to get [re-accustomed] to catching the ball and those kinds of things.”
Jones, 28, is part of a group of wide receivers the Ravens are depending on to help offset the loss of Anquan Boldin.