Bengals bringing back Adam Jones despite playoff meltdown antics
The Bengals are bringing back Adam Jones despite the horrible end to the season for them.
The Bengals are bringing back Adam Jones, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports, despite the horrible end to the season for them. Jones quite notably helped the Bengals' collapse against the Steelers in the playoffs.
He then followed up his Vontaze Burfict-assisted meltdown by calling out Pittsburgh wideout Antonio Brown for "faking" an injury. Brown sustained a concussion and didn't play the next week. He did not appreciate the comments.
Jones drew a 15-yard penalty flag for chasing after Steelers coach Joey Porter, who was out on the field looking at Brown. It ultimately set up a chip-shot field goal for Pittsburgh that cost Cincy the game. Quite the trainwreck.
But Jones was good as a football player for most of last season and has been his most productive while playing for Cincinnati.
When Adam Jones was thrown at, opposing quarterbacks had an NFL passer rating of 60.7, 4th best behind Norman/Trumaine Johnson/Revis— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) March 9, 2016
Bringing him back, despite his age (32), makes a lot of sense.
La Canfora reports it's a three-year contract for Jones in Cincinnati. The man formerly known as Pacman also confirmed the length of the deal.
I am so happy to say that I have agreed to a 3 year deal with the Bengals !!!! https://t.co/4pLXvxvSUJ— ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) March 10, 2016
According to Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Jones' three-year is worth just north of $20 million.
If he can play into his mid-30s the way he has played into his early 30s -- sans the stupid penalties -- it will probably end up being a pretty nice deal for Cincy.
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