The Lions haven’t ruled out bringing in Pacman Jones, but they aren’t being aggressive about their interest either. Jones touched base with Lions coach Jim Schwartz this week.
“I texted him and just told him that I’m still available, I like what
they did in the draft,” Jones told the Detroit Free Press.
“It was just a simple text message. And he was like, ‘Thanks. Keep your
head up and keep the faith.’ We left it at that.”
Jones says he’s ready to take a minimum-salary, incentive-laden deal and wants to join a team as soon as possible. He also says he won’t fall into the same traps that got him in trouble early in his career.
“You ain’t got to worry about no phone calls at 3, 4 in the morning. I’m
here to play football,” Jones said. “Partying was what I liked to do back then. I’m pretty much partied out
The question is whether he’s played out too. We don’t buy the various reports of “interest” in Pacman because he’s obviously ready to sign and no one will meet with him.
Jones may have to forget about those incentives and take any minimum salary deal he’s offered.