Pacman Jones is back in the National Football League.
According to numerous reports, the troubled former Tennessee Titans player has agreed to a two-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. The team has made no official announcement.
“Adam wanted to show loyalty to the Brown family with the second year,” Ray Savage, a representative of Jones, said in a story on the Bengals’ website.
The same story also said the team had agreed to terms with former University of Tennessee defensive back Gibril Wilson.
Jones was the Titans’ first-round pick in 2005 and played 30 games (28 starts) in his first two seasons. He was suspended by the league for all of 2007 after a litany of arrests and other legal issues.
Tennessee then traded him to Dallas. He played nine games for the Cowboys in 2008 and was suspended for six for additional violations of the NFL’s player conduct policy. He was released shortly after the conclusion of that season and did not play in 2009.
Cincinnati reportedly worked him out twice in recent weeks before it agreed to the deal.
The Bengals seemingly don’t have a pressing need for a cornerback. Their two starters last season, Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall, had six interceptions each. They drafted Morgan Kent in the sixth round in 2009 and Brandon McGhee in the third round last month.