Last week, Jacoby Jones made the step from being ruled out early in the week to being listed as questionable on the Friday injury report.
Whether Jones can take the next leap to cracking the active roster for the first time since Week 1 remains to be seen.
Jones said Wednesday that while his sprained knee has improved, allowing him to practice for a second straight week, he isn’t yet sure about whether he’ll be able to play against the Packers.
“I feel good. It’s just about getting out there between the white lines and being out with my teammates, period,” Jones said. “The mental part of it is the biggest thing because if you’re mentally prepared and you can feel yourself and have faith in it, you’ll be fine. ...
“Mentally, yeah I’m fine. You know, baby steps. I don’t want to go out there and make it worse, but I feel like I can leave it up to the coaches.”
The coaching staff isn’t yet sure what role he will play when he returns, but Jones is ready to catch passes, return kicks and do anything he’s asked to do.
“If I can be on the field, whatever they throw my way, I’m with it,” Jones said. “As long as I’m out there on the field with my teammates. That’s the biggest thing. I want to contribute in some kind of way. ...
“It’s not about just being close. It’s about me just being able to to get out there and play, period, and just be myself.”
“Anytime you get a guy like Jacoby back, if he’s healthy, is definitely going to help your game out a little bit just because of the speed he has and the problems he presents for defenses because of that, him stretching the field and all that stuff,” Flacco said. “If that is the case, then he’ll definitely help us out a good amount.”