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Adam Jones tweets he’s re-signing with Bengals

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Adam Jones looks like he’s staying in Cincinnati.

On Thursday morning, the veteran cornerback / punt returner wrote on his verified Twitter account that he had reached a three-year contract agreement with the Bengals, with whom he has played the last three seasons.

Jones played all 16 games (five starts) for Cincinnati in 2012, defending nine passes and recording 40 tackles. Pro Football Focus, which grades player performance, rated Jones as its sixth-best cornerback in coverage last season. He figures no worse than the Bengals’ third cornerback in 2013.

Jones also adds value as a punt returner. He racked up 301 yards on 26 returns a season ago and brought back a punt for a score against Cleveland.

A series of off-field incidents threatened to derail Jones’ NFL career in its early stages. And there is no doubt that his past is a material part of his legacy. However, he has appeared to find some professional stability in Cincinnati in the last few seasons. And now, as he approaches his 30th birthday in September, he continues to have a spot in the league — and he looks to have garnered a multi-year contract, too.

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22 Responses to “Adam Jones tweets he’s re-signing with Bengals”
  1. fraleyr says: Mar 21, 2013 10:33 AM

    welcome back pacman!! who-dey

  2. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 21, 2013 10:36 AM

    women in the stripclub will all be working tommorow night, J/K (adam)!!!

  3. faithful209er says: Mar 21, 2013 10:37 AM

    It’s nice to see the young man turn his life around. I hope he serves to inspire some others.

    Best of luck, from a SF fan.

  4. bishopbengals says: Mar 21, 2013 10:38 AM

    He may not be perfect, but he has definitely turned his life around for the better. I am happy for him and I am excited to see what he can continue bringing to our defense. If this guy hadn’t screwed up so much, we’d be talking about him as a top corner in the league.

  5. joetoronto says: Mar 21, 2013 10:42 AM

    Of course he’s resigning, nobody wants the turd.

  6. dalucks says: Mar 21, 2013 10:44 AM

    Great for Pac Man. I mean Adam Jones.
    This bengal has changed his stripes. Good job.

  7. peytonwantsaflag says: Mar 21, 2013 10:51 AM

    “Of course he’s resigning, nobody wants the turd.”
    ————————————————————

    we all know you’re an idiot Joe but sometimes you go that extra step to prove just how clueless you really are.

    Do you even watch football?

  8. raiderufan says: Mar 21, 2013 10:56 AM

    He went thru a year to a year and a half unlike any I’ve ever seen. If he wasn’t suspended we were talking about how long the next suspension would be for his latest transgression or hearing about the Cowboys paying security detail or “SKRIP CLUB” issues….it’s really a remarkable turnaround for a guy that at the time really didn’t seem to even care if the league booted him out.

    I hope he continues to do well in the leauge and in life. Good story.

  9. ccjcsr says: Mar 21, 2013 10:58 AM

    Best thing that ever happened to him was Jerry Jones letting him go.

  10. sellout1983 says: Mar 21, 2013 11:00 AM

    Wait, joetoronto, do you not like the Bengals or something?

  11. thefox61 says: Mar 21, 2013 11:08 AM

    Watch out for Inkey, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde

  12. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 21, 2013 11:28 AM

    Seems like this guy has turned things around and is staying out of trouble now. Good for him if he can keep it up.

  13. nygiantstones says: Mar 21, 2013 12:26 PM

    Good for him and good to see. I certainly hope he isn’t one of the NFL players that goes bankrupt after his career. Seems like he has matured and learned valuable life lessons.

  14. CKL says: Mar 21, 2013 12:35 PM

    I’ve been saying for awhile now that his story is one of the best redemption stories I know of NFL wise. Somewhere under all that trouble was a guy who was strong willed enough to make a turnaround. Good for him, very inspiring.

  15. doe22us says: Mar 21, 2013 12:46 PM

    Is he paying the judgement or lien???

  16. tiggerblood says: Mar 21, 2013 1:32 PM

    Just Newman and Smith yet and the draft is wide open for them to take the best player available scenario.

  17. mazblast says: Mar 21, 2013 1:39 PM

    He fits in well with the average Bengal.

  18. vbe2 says: Mar 21, 2013 3:00 PM

    Pac-Man not Adam.

  19. vex24 says: Mar 21, 2013 3:46 PM

    Proud of this Man. It takes a Man to admit errors, and then fight to correct those errors, and then marry and become a Father and mentor. I wouldn’t care what team that he is on, he is honorable.

  20. bonniebengal says: Mar 21, 2013 4:39 PM

    Very glad to have him back. He’s a great returner and solid corner. He’s also quite an inspirational speaker these days as well. Really proud of him.

  21. jm91rs says: Mar 22, 2013 2:12 PM

    nygiantstones says: Mar 21, 2013 12:26 PM
    I certainly hope he isn’t one of the NFL players that goes bankrupt after his career.
    _____________________________________

    He’s already bankrupt, maybe not technically but he owes millions more than he has to the guy that got shot at the scrip club back in his bad days.

    Hopefully he will be able to play long enough to pay it back and build up some savings and try to do some good in his life once football is done.

  22. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 26, 2013 1:35 AM

    Time to hit the club and make it rain!

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