Just as we're posting about the Bengals offer to Matt Jones and the "expected interest" in Donte Stallworth, the Bengals figure three is better than two, and two is better than one.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Cincinnati Bengals brought in Adam "Pacman" Jones in for a workout on Thursday.
The workout is thought to be Jones' first with an NFL team since the Cowboys released him in February 2009.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has been a champion in providing second chances to players.
Jones has avoided trouble since his last brush with the law in October 2008. He was involved in an alcohol-related incident with a bodyguard assigned to him by the Cowboys, and hotel employees called police. No arrests were made nor charges filed. But the NFL suspended Jones for four games because the incident was a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.
Jones began his time in Dallas under close league scrutiny after he was suspended for the entire 2007 season for multiple violations of the conduct policy while he was a member of the Titans. The Cowboys traded for Jones before his suspension was over and he was reinstated by Goodell on Aug. 28, 2008.
The Bengals could use some help at cornerback, with a sudden drop off after Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall -- although Morgan Trent did show promise throughout the season. Guys like David Jones, Mike Mickens, Keiwan Ratliff and Antonio Smith hardly makes you glee with talent.
UPDATE. No Contract for Pacman Jones: Bengals.com writes that Jones left Cincinnati without being offered a deal. This doesn't mean that the Bengals won't sign him, even though most teams do sign players they want after an impressive enough workout. However, with a guy that's especially explosive when it comes to off the field issues, the front office could discuss the issue with the coaches, other players or perhaps they're trolling on CincyJungle.com to get a feel with what fans think.
Either way, for the time being, you can rest easy. No contract.