Bengals take Pacman off the PUP list

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The Bengals will have a new player joining them in practice as they return from the bye week.

Cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has been cleared to return to practice. He has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list all season because of a neck injury he suffered last season, but will begin practicing with the team this week. The Bengals have three weeks to put him on the active roster or he will go on injured reserve and miss the entire season.

Jones played five games for the Bengals last season and has only played 14 games in the last four years as a result of injuries and suspensions. He had one interception, returned a fumble for a touchdown and served as both a kickoff and punt returner.

The Bengals defense has played well through the first six games, but they have allowed quite a few big plays through the air. They’ve allowed four touchdowns of more than 25 yards and they’ve come up with just one interception. Jones could start trying to help them change those trends as a nickel corner as soon as this weekend’s game against the Seahawks.

23 responses to “Bengals take Pacman off the PUP list

  1. I honestly can’t believe he’s been on the PUP list for this long without being linked to some sort of stripper/murder/shoot-out/wrecked-sportscar.

  2. Yawn.

    In his prime, he was nothing more than a mediocre corner who was fairly useful as a return man.

    And his prime is well in his rear view mirror by now.

  3. Haha funny people!!It’s funny how these so called misbehaved players come to Cincinnati and play and avoid trouble but glad he is back that should help bring our D up a notch.

  4. The question is “who gets cut” to make room? My guess is Myles or Sands, likely Myles given Sands is a rookie 5th round pick. Otherwise, it’s Brandon Tate (wish we wouldn’t have dropped Quan Cosby for him), Hawkins (hate to see that happen) or possibly Peerman who will get scooped up by someone else in a heartbeat if he’s let go.

    I say drop Tate and let Hawkins return kicks. Tate has been borderline all year and can’t get on the field as a receiver. I don’t want Pacman returning kicks again though and getting hurt. Hawkins is more than capable.

  5. He has NT been activated and remains on PUP. He can practice with the team for 3 weeks before they have to make a decision on his roster status. Speculation is that he will be activated for Sunday, as a roster spot is open with Benson’s suspension.

  6. 303 bengalsguy needs a stat check. Tate has exceeded anything Cosby did last year already.

    Last year Cosby avg kickoff return was 14.7 and 7.5 on punts.

    Tate right now is at 25.8 and 10.6


  7. nice work hitdog042. Tate is the NCAA all time leader in return yards. He’s not going anywhere.

    Jones’ return will be great for the secondary. Just another brick in the wall that is the Bengal D.

  8. dgforreal says: Oct 24, 2011 1:17 PM

    Cut him some slack guys, he hasn’t appeared to be in any trouble lately so hopefully this is his turnaround…..


    Not true. He was arrested as recently as July 11, 2011. Disorderly conduct in a bar.

    Besides, as long as that man in Vegas cannot walk thanks to Jones and his posse, he should never be allowed into the NFL.

  9. If anyone doubts he’s a stud just go to NFL Video and search him. He is a complete beast, he picked off fluttering flacco’s attemp to Boldin and he also stripped the ball from Roddy White and ran it for six.. Please, for the love of God, save me all these “yawns” it so annoying…especially when no one agrees with your “yawns”

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