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Bengals undecided on what to do with Adam Jones

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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.

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67 Responses to “Bengals undecided on what to do with Adam Jones”
  1. riflemanlax says: Jan 27, 2017 1:03 PM

    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. bigbenisabigbaby says: Jan 27, 2017 1:04 PM

    Just get rid of him.

  3. 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?

  4. godkingskovald says: Jan 27, 2017 1:12 PM

    Aka not take a public stance until enough time passes where people forget about what a dunce he is then make a stance to keep him.

  5. bigbuck34 says: Jan 27, 2017 1:13 PM

    Just resign Dre Kirkpatrick and draft another corner, you don’t need this guy.

  6. beverlyhillbeatles says: Jan 27, 2017 1:13 PM

    really ??

  7. valentino8100 says: Jan 27, 2017 1:15 PM

    Does it really matter as long as the head coach is Marvin Lewis?

  8. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Jan 27, 2017 1:16 PM

    see if you can trade him for a few extra sleeves of Gatorade cups

  9. philyeagles5 says: Jan 27, 2017 1:17 PM

    can he be suspended because of his past? i know its been awhile but im not sure.

  10. najacoo22 says: Jan 27, 2017 1:17 PM

    This is all “Jerry” Porter’s fault

  11. jimnaizeeum says: Jan 27, 2017 1:18 PM

    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.

  12. joetoronto says: Jan 27, 2017 1:19 PM

    Lewis is so desperate to win that he’ll put up with absolutely anything.

    And he loses anyway.

  13. taeh324 says: Jan 27, 2017 1:20 PM

    If the Bengals are smart they would get rid of Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict, just to much of a headache.

  14. artvan15 says: Jan 27, 2017 1:21 PM

    He’s a good fit for the Bungels. Keep him!!!!

  15. a1b24312 says: Jan 27, 2017 1:23 PM

    Ok, what’s to think about here?

    (Kind of the same thing with Marv thinking he’s getting an extension)

  16. FinFan68 says: Jan 27, 2017 1:24 PM

    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.

  17. intrafinesse says: Jan 27, 2017 1:24 PM

    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.

  18. pastabelly says: Jan 27, 2017 1:31 PM

    They should keep him. He’s a perfect fit for that team.

  19. bighairbingopro says: Jan 27, 2017 1:31 PM

    Extend him along with Marv.

  20. carloswlassiter says: Jan 27, 2017 1:36 PM

    Honestly, it’s amazing that the Bengals have won as many games as they have in recent years.

  21. collectordude says: Jan 27, 2017 1:44 PM

    Cut him and move on.

  22. nj22 says: Jan 27, 2017 2:01 PM

    Only the Bungles would be undecided. Marvin Lewis is a warden not a coach.

  23. thewanderer says: Jan 27, 2017 2:04 PM

    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.

  24. tindeaux says: Jan 27, 2017 2:04 PM

    undecided = doing nothing, which means keeping the guy, which means typical bengals move.

  25. dsigrey says: Jan 27, 2017 2:06 PM

    And this is why they will never win anything… Failure to do the obvious.

  26. oddte says: Jan 27, 2017 2:07 PM

    It’s not a hard decision.

  27. tdubdizzle says: Jan 27, 2017 2:18 PM

    Prison.

    Why is this so hard?

  28. leatherface2012 says: Jan 27, 2017 2:20 PM

    welcome to the bengals, it gets worse here every day!

  29. jtbaudendistel says: Jan 27, 2017 2:22 PM

    Great guy

  30. connfyoozed says: Jan 27, 2017 2:24 PM

    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.

  31. abninf says: Jan 27, 2017 2:44 PM

    Belichick will sign him and everyone will call him a genius.

  32. PFT loves the Steelers says: Jan 27, 2017 2:54 PM

    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.

  33. dirtyback says: Jan 27, 2017 3:03 PM

    I’m sure the Patri*ts will take him! They love picking up players who have been cut due legal problems.

  34. fordmandalay says: Jan 27, 2017 3:23 PM

    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.

  35. bensstinkyfingers says: Jan 27, 2017 3:25 PM

    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!!

  36. jason9696 says: Jan 27, 2017 3:25 PM

    Undecided? How can the Bengals not kick him to the curb?

  37. drunkraider says: Jan 27, 2017 3:29 PM

    Its actually pretty simple.

  38. ckg0913 says: Jan 27, 2017 3:39 PM

    It’s really quite simple.

  39. 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.

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

  40. mickmars says: Jan 27, 2017 3:57 PM

    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….

  41. halfcentaur says: Jan 27, 2017 4:01 PM

    This is why the Bengals are the Bengals.

  42. cliffordt says: Jan 27, 2017 4:05 PM

    Very simple. Bye bye Pacman.

  43. jag1959 says: Jan 27, 2017 4:12 PM

    Bye Felicia

  44. nflfan5298 says: Jan 27, 2017 4:22 PM

    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.

  45. csb28 says: Jan 27, 2017 4:26 PM

    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.

  46. canadapackers says: Jan 27, 2017 4:30 PM

    Say goodbye to him

  47. mrpkg says: Jan 27, 2017 4:46 PM

    If the Bengals do cut him, they save $7.7 million cap space but have $1.3 million dead money

    Easy decision

  48. burghfanincincy says: Jan 27, 2017 4:51 PM

    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.

  49. exinsidetrader says: Jan 27, 2017 5:06 PM

    Marvin Lewis — coach of the year.

  50. ajigel says: Jan 27, 2017 5:28 PM

    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.

  51. nje22 says: Jan 27, 2017 5:32 PM

    5 yr extension

  52. greenlargo says: Jan 27, 2017 5:47 PM

    If he doesnt know enough to save that behavior for the field they should just cut him.

  53. craigkintexas says: Jan 27, 2017 5:51 PM

    Trade him to Dallas…….oh, wait

  54. PriorKnowledge says: Jan 27, 2017 5:59 PM

    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.

  55. steelerfan63 says: Jan 27, 2017 6:10 PM

    Rumor has it that the Bungals are going to sign Johnny Manziel. They need pacman to mentor him.

  56. camdenyard says: Jan 27, 2017 6:21 PM

    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.

  57. Slapshot says: Jan 27, 2017 8:08 PM

    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.

  58. steelerfan63 says: Jan 27, 2017 9:35 PM

    Is there a worse franchise in American history?

  59. akboot says: Jan 27, 2017 9:35 PM

    Looks to me like this idiot got all his friends, all three of ’em, to down vote the comments.

  60. gonakgod says: Jan 27, 2017 9:50 PM

    No surprises here. Classless Bengals. The Cowboys of the North.

  61. b412 says: Jan 27, 2017 10:29 PM

    Adam Jones’s fate was sealed when Mike Brown had to publicly apologize to the Cincy fans. Jones is done as a Bengal.

  62. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jan 28, 2017 1:22 AM

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

  63. thetooloftools says: Jan 28, 2017 3:02 AM

    I hope he’s taken his last snap in the NFL. This dope just doesn’t get it.

  64. nobobyisreadingthis says: Jan 28, 2017 3:40 AM

    Release the Pac-Man…

  65. drbandkgb says: Jan 28, 2017 8:10 AM

    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..

  66. bengaljuice says: Jan 28, 2017 10:58 AM

    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)

  67. shoesfinest says: Jan 29, 2017 10:18 PM

    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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