Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, by way of NBC's Rick Cordella, is reporting that the Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones. The move is expected to be announced next Tuesday in what would certainly be a highly anticipated press conference.
Just earlier this week Martin Mayhew confirmed that the Lions are interested in Jones, and then Jim Schwartz took it a step further by saying that the Lions are "definitely interested" in him. According to Mayhew, the next step in the ongoing evaluation process was a meeting between he and Jones. Whether or not that has happened yet is unknown, but for the terms of a deal to be worked out, you would certainly think a meeting of some sort has taken place.
Based on previous discussion we have had on Pride of Detroit (including a poll), it seems like while some are rightly still concerned about the character issues that have plagued Jones in the past, the vast majority of you would be happy to give Jones another chance and let him join the team. I am definitely on the bandwagon supporting the signing of Jones, because I believe his talent is worth taking the risk on. Obviously there is the possibility of Jones getting into trouble of some sort, but if that does happen then the Lions can simply release him. On the other hand, if nothing happens, the Lions may have found a starting-caliber cornerback and/or returner. To me, character flaws or not, this is a move worth making.
What do you guys think?
UPDATE (8:07 AM): Tom Kowalski is reporting that sources tell him PFT's story is "way off base" and that no agreement has been reached. It does seem odd that this story would go from Martin Mayhew saying that nothing is imminent just days ago to quickly turning around and agreeing to terms with Jones, so I suppose we will have to wait and see what actually happens.
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