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Ravens best free agent tourney: Third round of Ray Lewis Region

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The Elite 8 of the free-agent tourney is now here.

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No. 3 seeds won three of the four matchups in the round of 16 of the best free agent tournament.

The Ray Lewis Region was no different, with receiver/return specialist Jacoby Jones getting past No. 2 Daryl Smith in the second round. This was the closest of all the 2-3 games, with Jones winning with 56 percent of the votes to Smith's 44.

No. 1 Michael McCrary, a member of the Ring of Honor, easily got past No. 4 Qadry Ismail.

(See second round results HERE.)

Here's how the Ray Lewis Region broke down:

Lewis Round 3

About the matchup:

No. 1 Michael McCrary vs. No. 3 Jacoby Jones

A seventh-round selection by the Seahawks, McCrary came to Baltimore as an unrestricted free agent in 1997. He went on to become one of the best Ravens in franchise history. McCrary ranks third all-time (behind Terrell Suggs and Peter Boulware) in sacks with 51. He was a two-time Pro Bowler. McCrary's single-season best in sacks came in 1998 when he tallied 14.5. He was on the 2000 team that won Super Bowl XXXV. McCrary entered the Ravens' Ring of Honor in 2004.

Jones had many spectacular moments as a member of the Ravens. He ran back a 108-yard kickoff against the Cowboys in 2012 in a key moment. He ran a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the second half of Super Bowl XLVII. Two games before that, he caught a 70-yard bomb from Joe Flacco in the AFC Championship Game against theBroncos to send it to overtime. He had a touchdown return in the snow against theVikings. There were returns against the Steelers — Mike Tomlin got in the way of one. Jones turned out to be a great signing in 2012.

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The winner of this bracket will play the winner of the Jonathan Ogden Region.