Numerous reports are surfacing that Adam “PacMan” Jones got another try-out with the Bengals today, Tuesday May 4th.
The former first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans, and classmate of the late Chris Henry, tried out before the draft, but was not signed to a contract. I’ve made the case previously in this space that the team should sign him:
Adam “Pacman” Jones mentioned this week that his agent continues to talk with the Bengals about a potential fit. When asked about it, Marvin Lewis seemed lukewarm to the idea, and made it sound like the team’s communications have been simply returning calls out of courtesy. Some say Pacman’s best fit is with the Lions, and that’s where he’ll end up, but word out of Detroit is that they aren’t interested. Personally, I think the team should do it. They love their reclamation projects, and assuming he’s back to form, he’d be an upgrade over the likes of Morgan Trent and David Jones. Additionally, if the scrum at the receiver position gets as hot as I think it will, having a non-WR who can return punts will be helpful. Quan Cosby’s days in Cincy may be numbered, and I don’t want Shipley returning punts.
Looks like despite Marvin’s down-playing, the team continues to consider him, though NFP isn’t sure he has a role on our deep secondary.
Update: Chad Ochocinco is predicting a signing by the end of the day on his twitter account
In addition to Jones, the team gave Safety Gibril Wilson a tryout. Wilson spent 2009 with the Dolphins and 2008 with the Raiders after a four year stint with the Giants. Wilson has been a starter for the majority of his career and has racked up 582 total tackles, 8.5 sacks, 31 passes defensed, 7 forced fumbles and 13 interceptions.
Wilson is the 3rd veteran Safetythe team has brought in with Ken Hamlin and C.C. Brown both visiting last week. Look for the team to sign one of these guys in the coming days.
Wilson has a more impressive resume than I expected, and he may be the best fit in Zimmer’s schemes.