A day after PFT reported that Pacman Jones will be signing with the Bengals, Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Bengals are hammering out the final details on Pacman’s contract. And one Bengals coach is already vowing to keep a close eye on Pacman.
“If we sign him,” Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer told Bengals.com, “I’ll be on him at all times.”
Zimmer said he told Jones that he would need to be disciplined, that he isn’t likely to be a starter in Cincinnati, and that he’ll be expected to improve team chemistry, not hurt it. After all that, Zimmer says, “He looked me in the eye and shook my hand.”
So the Bengals are getting ready to add Jones, with a strict warning that he’ll be sent packing at the first sign of trouble.
“We’ve got a bunch of strong character guys on defense,” Zimmer said. “I’m not going to let this kid screw up our chemistry.”