Browns Work Out Adam Jones

The Browns will try out Bengals free agent cornerback Adam Jones on Friday, a source tells Adam Schefter of (on Twitter). 

Jones, 35 in September, hasn’t been in the news much this offseason, save for his recent Atlanta airport fight (If you missed it, Jones won via knockout). It turns out that a lingering injury has kept him from auditioning for clubs.

“I had groin surgery the week after the Super Bowl,” Jones said in May. “I’m finally 100 percent from that, just got cleared by the doctors. Running full speed. Have been in contact with several teams, I expect it to pick up in the coming weeks.”

Jones was limited to just nine games with the Bengals in 2017, and didn’t fare particularly well in 299 defensive snaps. Pro Football Focus assigned Jones the worst mark (47.1) of his entire career, although he performed relatively better in recent years. Aside from his work on defense, Jones can also be a factor in the kicking game, as he’s posted more than 300 combined kick and punt returns during his NFL tenure.

The Browns’ new look secondary features three new starters – free safety Damarious Randall and cornerbacks T.J. Carrie and Denzel Ward – plus new reserve corners E.J. Gaines and Terrance Mitchell. The Browns have shown a willingness to shake things up, but they have also placed an emphasis on their locker room culture. Given Jones’ off-the-field history, it’s hard to say whether the Browns are serious about signing him.

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9 comments on “Browns Work Out Adam Jones

  1. fieldsj2

    He’s a pain in the ass, but he’s still a hell of a return man. Not to mention still a decent cb.

    • Rondon

      He’s a knucklehead and a cancer. The biggest jerk to ever put on a Titan’s uniform. The Browns would be crazy to let that guy into the locker room with that young, impressionable team.

  2. Ironman_4life

    Also can play centerfield. He’s willing to waive his no trade clause to go to a contender. Go orioles

    • IndiansFan15

      Hey both can play in Cleveland cause we know Jones is coming to Cleveland

        • IndiansFan15

          Cleveland has been the most rumered team connected with Adam Jones and we were the last ones I have heard

          • Ironman_4life

            I know that he does have the no trade clause. I know he recently bought Cal Ripken‘s house so he must live in Baltimore. Maybe he’ll waive his no trade clause to go to a contender and then re-sign with Baltimore in the off-season

  3. crosseyedlemon

    I like how he mentioned “running full speed” without stating any time or distance.

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