Baltimore Ravens Rumors: Tandon Doss to Start Week 1 Over Jacoby Jones?

By Ryan Heckman


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Earlier in the week, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones failed his conditioning test and two days later was able to redeem himself in passing it on his second attempt. With the wide receiver position fairly thin beyond starter Torrey Smith, Jones is slotted at the number two spot right now.

But, will he stay there especially with his issues regarding his conditioning and the shape he is in?

After trading Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers, there was a giant hole left in the Ravens receiving corps that Jones was supposed to ‘fill’ right away. Yet, many wonder if he will stay there.

One likely candidate to replace Jones at the number two spot is the 6’2” third year pro out of Indiana, Tandon Doss. A fourth round pick in 2011, Doss played his first season in 2012 where he only caught seven passes for 123 yards and one touchdown.

Beyond Doss, the pickings are incredibly slim and he has been one of the guys that coaches have liked to step up and make an impact in the passing game. Going into training camp, Doss will be gunning for the job of Jones at the second wideout spot and there’s a strong possibility that he could surpass him.

If Jones continues to show his work ethic is more of a lackluster quality this year, Doss could get his shot. Jones has been more of a return specialist for most of his career except for last year when he came up with some big catches in the postseason en route to a Super Bowl victory.

Watch for Doss to be very active in camp and impress the coaches in every way possible. There’s a lot of competition at that spot this year for the Ravens, and he may have a chance to wind up starting.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for Follow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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