Just because free agency is on hold because of a lack of a collective bargaining agreement, that doesn't mean that GM Ozzie Newsome is chilling on a beach waiting for the labor situation to get worked out.
Newsome and the Ravens have reportedly pulled the trigger on another low-risk deal, signing veteran wide receiver Brandon Jones, according to FoxSports.com.
The Ravens have not yet confirmed the deal.
UPDATE: Now they have. The Jones contract is official.
Jones (6-foot-1, 215 lbs.) is a former third-round pick who was not on an NFL roster this season. He was released by the Seahawks in their final roster cuts before the 2010 campaign and did not sign on with another team.
The Oklahoma product has started 27 games in five seasons, four of which came with the Titans. He had 41 receptions for 449 yards and a touchdown in 2008, but only caught one pass for the 49ers the next season.
Teams don't currently have the flexibility to make many moves given the current labor situation, but in the last three days, the Ravens have added Jones and also signed fullback Jason McKie, two veteran players at positions of need.
These guys might not see a snap in a Ravens uniform next year, but with a lockout pending and the state of free agency uncertain, those in the Ravens' front office have done well to bring in two guys who will be able to compete for spots next season.
UPDATE #2: The Ravens also announce they've signed defensive back Marcus Paschal, who spent parts of the last two years with Baltimore. Paschal appeared in two games with the Ravens in 2009.