Bengals still interested in 'Pacman' Jones?

March, 26, 2010
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George Gojkovich/Getty ImagesPacman Jones had 31 tackles and no interceptions in his nine games with the Dallas Cowboys.
According to the agent of Adam "Pacman" Jones, the Cincinnati Bengals are one of three teams which could be in the running for the troubled cornerback.

The question is why?

Signing embattled receiver Matt Jones was enough. But adding Adam Jones to the mix would be too much for Cincinnati.

The Bengals are not desperate for cornerbacks. In fact, Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph are the biggest strength the team currently has.

At best, signing the controversial Jones would make him a backup who might play several snaps a game on obvious passing downs. Cincinnati can select someone in next month's NFL draft to do the same--with far fewer character risks.

Besides getting someone on the cheap, I never fully understood Cincinnati's infatuation this offseason with Adam Jones. Cornerback is not a weakness, yet the Bengals were reportedly the first team to give Jones a workout this offseason.

The Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers were the other two teams identified in the report, and perhaps Jones is a better fit for those clubs. But if Cincinnati for some reason decides to make this move, it would be another head-scratching decision by Bengals management.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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