Dec 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones (24) carries the ball on a punt return against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Mountaineer Alum Pacman Jones Gets New Deal


The Cincinnati Bengals have made point of re-signing their free agents this spring, bringing back nine of their own unrestricted free agents from their wild card roster.

The latest free agent re-signing for the Bengals is notable (often for the wrong reasons) West Virginia alumnus Adam “Pacman” Jones. He tweeted out yesterday about his new deal:

 

The former Mountianeer star became a consistent player in the Cincinnati secondary this past season, spelling starters Leon Hall and Terence Newman.  Jones compiled 40 tackles and a sack this past season as well as excelling in the kick return game. He will bring needed depth to the Bengals top 10 defense.

The contract extension of Pacman Jones is of critical importance to the Bengals who are still actively seeking a new contract for Terence Newman. If the Newman deal falls through, the Bengals will need to turn to Jones and second year corner Dre Kirkpatrick to pick up the slack.

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