Bengals undecided on what to do with Adam Jones

AP

Adam “Pacman” Jones’ most recent run-in with the law has led to plenty of scrutiny on his future with the Bengals, but no decisions have been made.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Bengals have made no decisions and probably won’t any time soon.

Even if it weren’t for his off-field issues, Jones would be a candidate to get cut solely for reasons related to his age and the salary cap. He will be 34 next season and has a $6.3 million base salary. That’s not a great combination of age and money for a player.

Add in the arrest and the subsequent episode in which Jones screamed obscenities at the arresting officer, and it’s easy to envision the Bengals getting rid of Jones.

But the Bengals haven’t made that decision yet, and they may not for a few months.

67 responses to “Bengals undecided on what to do with Adam Jones

  1. You got an aging player with declining productivity that was caught on video telling a cop that he hopes he dies.

    What exactly are you undecided about again?

  2. Exactly why the Bengals are the Bengals. Real men would have cut him already. That is why they are 0 and forever in terms of last win in playoffs.

    Jones is disgusting individual, why would you want him in your chemistry?

  3. He will be 34 next season and has a $6.3 million base salary.

    Not to mention that he is a jerk and has on & off the field issues.
    But that hasn’t seemed to deter the team from keeping players that have similar attributes.

  4. Unless they are contemplating whether or not to beat him senseless, i really do not understand the quandary. If there is anyone currently employed in the NFL that does NOT deserve yet another chance, it is this clown.

  5. He’s a good kid at heart, I say give him a huge raise.
    He’s a high character guy I’d want influencing younger players. In fact, I’d bring in Johnny Manziel too.

  6. On one hand, there’s no real reason to release Jones now. Player personnel, which still includes Mike Brown to some extent, are preparing for the upcoming draft, and there aren’t immediate deadlines forcing Jones’ release.

    On the other hand, this is terrible PR and not at all what the Bengals need. The Bengals blew a playoff game in the worst kind of way in 2015, due in part to Jones’ actions, and followed it up with a down year in 2016. Making “bungle” type decisions will keep people referring to the team as the Bungles.

    Extend Lewis IF they win in the playoffs in 2017, and release Jones now. The Bengals still have a stable of young secondary players that were high draft picks and don’t need to keep trash around.

  7. For most other teams, “undecided” would mean that they couldn’t decide between releasing him immediately, or waiting until there were enough security guards present to carry him out the door if need be and then releasing him.

  8. steeelfann0155 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 1:09 PM
    Exactly why the Bengals are the Bengals. Real men would have cut him already. That is why they are 0 and forever in terms of last win in playoffs.

    Jones is disgusting individual, why would you want him in your chemistry?
    ____________________

    Coming from a Steelers fan, that’s rich. The Steelers still have Joey Porter last I checked. Not to mention keeping Ben after he paid hush money to rape accusers. They also have no problem with Bell, Bryant or that dope that drove drunk bouncing off of buildings with his car. Etc etc.

  9. Maybe they’re working on a trade for him – some team has to need an aging expensive troublemaker they’d be willing to give a ham sandwich for. Maybe even with a hot pickle on the side.

  10. If any team would hold on to a turd like Ms Pac-Man, it would be the bungles. A shame after his many arrests , and this latest show, that he even has the opportunity to makes millions. Ban him Goodwill!!

  11. The Bengals may as well keep him now.

    By not being concerned enough by his behavior to cut him immediately…they have shown their hand.

    The cops of Cincinnati should be irate with this.

    The Trumpies should be cool though….just a bit of locker room banter, right?

  12. I can’t see the problem here? Guy is a pillar of society. Just give him a lifetime contract,and then you can have him give motivational speeches to troubled inner city youth and mentor incoming rookies….

  13. there is no place in nfl for pacman jones. The fact that Roger Goodell has not kicked him out of the NFL for being a persistent violator, is ridiculous.

  14. abninf says:
    Jan 27, 2017 2:44 PM
    Belichick will sign him and everyone will call him a genius.

    ______

    Pretty sad when you post about the Pats in an article that has nothing to do with them. I feel your pain.

  15. bonitalocal says:
    Jan 27, 2017 3:54 PM
    The Bengals may as well keep him now.

    By not being concerned enough by his behavior to cut him immediately…they have shown their hand.

    The cops of Cincinnati should be irate with this.
    ——————————————
    They are. The head of the Cincinnati police officers’ union has already said that if Jones is kept, the police may refuse to work at Paul Brown Stadium on game days (it’s a voluntary paid gig). Rumor has it that the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department is being pressured to take their place, but that the deputies’ leaders want no part of the Bengals right now, either.

    Look for the usual payoffs and for the officers to return to the detail.

  16. I don’t expect Jones to get cut until they resign Kirkpatrick (assuming they can). Its that easy. If Dre leaves, you have a bunch of guys with little to no experience. If Dre stays, you at least have a veteran. Jones would at least help in that regard (although he’d be guaranteed to miss a minimum of 4 games).

    Worst case scenario, they might have to franchise Dre, although I’d rather they use the tag for Zeitler if they need to use it.

  17. Adam Joned was a shutdown corner. Those are as rare as a franchise QB. If he still has his skills, the Bengals would be foolish to release him.

  18. This reminds me of the scene in “Casino” where DeNiro tells the security guy to pick up the cowboy in the casino and exit him off the premises by pushing his head forcefully through the door.

    This is what Jones needs. Too bad for Bengal fan that his stupid FO can’t see this.

  19. If it’s economically feasible to keep him, no matter what the legal circumstances are, Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis will keep him. That’s who they are. Frick and Frack. They’re in charge of the Bungles.

  20. It’d be a blast to go out drinking with Pacman and Manziel at the same time. Man that’d be good times.

  21. I love my Bengals…

    But.. cut this guy.. His production is way down.. He gets beat by everyone and when he does, he turns into a mess out on the field and starts fights.

    Thats enough reason to cut him..

    This new mess.. The dude is trash..

  22. nj22 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 2:01 PM
    Only the Bungles would be undecided. Marvin Lewis is a warden not a coach.

    Warden of what? Oh we’re still on that 10 year old 2007 narrative? Forgot – thought we were over that.

    Most NFL arrests in …
    2015: Colts (5 arrests)
    Since 2012: 49ers (12)
    Last 5 years: Vikings (18)
    Since 2000: Vikings (48)

  23. He is as good as gone. Bengals are hoping that the league suspends him for a year and they are off the hook for any salary that would be due if they cut him.

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