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.