Trade talks between the Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys for suspended cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones could be beginning to heat up.
The Dallas Morning News reported on its web site Thursday evening that discussion between the two teams for the troubled cornerback and return man that could involve a late-round pick were taking place.
A league source indicated to The City Paper Thursday evening that talks were taking place involving the possible trade of Jones, but there was no indication as to how far along or serious those negotiations were.
Jones has been suspended since April 10 after a string of off-field incidents that includes six arrests.
However, he now has no more charges pending against him after pleading no contest to a gross misdemeanor in Las Vegas and settling a Georgia case of felony obstruction with an Alford plea.
Jones’ attorney and agent Manny Arora said he had no knowledge of any trade yet being consummated or near completion.
“I have not heard about any deal being completed. There have been talks with a number of teams, such as Dallas and New England,” Arora said. “There is no trade at this time. Right now, I’m more concerned with trying to get him reinstated.”
Jones was told in February that his suspension would be extended and be reviewed sometime before training camps open in July. Arora plans to appeal to Goodell sooner than that.
“I’m hoping to have it heard sometime around the draft,” Arora said. “I don’t know exactly what else they want us to do.”
Jones’ representatives were given permission to seek a trade to find a pool of teams that might be interested in acquiring him and spoke to a number of teams at the NFL Combine.
The Cowboys and Patriots were among the more interested teams in Jones, who can be traded even before his suspension is lifted, if the Titans and the team taking him so chooses.