There’s been plenty of talk in the past day or so about the Cowboys possibly making a play for cornerback Adam Jones, who spent a season in Dallas earlier in his career. And, yes, the Cowboys are in play for a reunion. But other teams are, too.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Cowboys, Raiders, Dolphins, Vikings, and Browns also are in the mix for Jones. The Bengals likewise hope to retain him.
Jones has spent six seasons with the Bengals. He heads to free agency after his first career Pro Bowl berth. In 2014, he was the first-team All-Pro kick returner.
During a Tuesday appearance on PFT Live, Jones said he expects the Bengals to turn their attention to trying to get him re-signed soon. He added that his agent already is hearing from teams that would be interested in signing Jones, if he doesn’t return to Cincinnati.
He’s admitting that tampering is happening. But here’s a shocker: Tampering is happening. It has been, and it will be. It’s a way of life in the NFL, and it allows everyone to know what a player’s options are before he signs a contract.