Adam Jones tweets he’s re-signing with Bengals


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.

22 responses to “Adam Jones tweets he’s re-signing with Bengals

  1. 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.

  2. “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?

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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