Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Cincinnati working out 'Pacman' again
By James Walker
The possibility of Adam "Pacman" Jones joining the Cincinnati Bengals continues to gain steam.
According to ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton, the Bengals have brought in the embattled cornerback for another workout Tuesday. This is the second time in three months Cincinnati is showing interest in Jones, who also worked out for the Bengals in February.
Inviting Jones back is a telling sign that the Bengals are considering another controversial acquisition. It wouldn't be a major shock, because this has the look of another vintage Mike Brown signing. Cincinnati's owner is infamous for taking on players with baggage while getting them at a bargain-basement rate.
The Bengals may need help at cornerback behind starters Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph if rookie third-round pick Brandon Ghee isn't ready.
There are more proven commodities and less troubled names available such as Dre' Bly, Ken Lucas and Fred Smoot. But the Bengals, as usual, seem to have their sights set on the much cheaper and more risky option in Jones, whose off-field troubles have made more headlines in recent years than his on-field performance.