Bengals To Decline Adam Jones’ Option

The Bengals have informed cornerback Adam Jones that they won’t be picking up his option, according to Geoff Hobson of (on Twitter). However, they would like him back at a cheaper rate to compete as a nickel corner and kick returner. 

This was the expected move, as the Bengals are saving $6MM by declining the veteran’s option. Jones was an effective punt returner last year, averaging 21.8 yards per attempt. He started in all nine of his games at cornerback in an injury-shorted season, but played only 299 snaps. The advanced metrics at Pro Football Focus rated his season as his worst ever, by a wide margin. He fared better in the previous two seasons, when he ranked as PFF’s No. 37 CB in 2016 and their No. 15 CB in 2015.

Jones will turn 35 in September, but he has said that he wants to continue playing football.

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    • slpdajab55

      Well, that’s a fair question. However , there is 2 teams in the NFL with more arrests in the last 10 years. Denver and Minnesota. Go figure. All teams have thugs.

  1. Nicholas Yoing

    Not sure how Pac-Man Jones still has a job. He has not been a decent CB in a while and he is an ok returner. He has been overhyped for way to long and has never lived up to. Good rookie year for the Titans than they realized he wasn’t worth it anymore and was shipped away.

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