IRVING, TX - DECEMBER 20: Adam Jones #21of the Dallas Cowboys looks on during their NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at Texas Stadium on December 20, 2008 in Irving, Texas. The Ravens defeated the Cowboys 33-24. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Tuesday represents the second time Jones has worked out for the team this offseason (the first took place in February), and, per the Cincinnati Enquirer, both sides were pleased with the results. Head coach Marvin Lewis acknowledged recently that the team has been in contact with Jones's agent.
Now, it seems likely that Jones will finally get his wish for another chance in the NFL.
Jones last played in the league as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 2008, a low-risk, high-reward experiment on part of Dallas that never really panned out. He was suspended four games that season after an incident at a Dallas hotel between Jones and his team-appointed personal bodyguard was determined by the league to be an infraction of the player conduct policy.
Jones was suspended for the entire 2007 season as a result of an incident at a Las Vegas strip club during NBA All-Star Weekend 2007.
Cincinnati has a history of signing players with somewhat checkered pasts--including Tank Johnson and the late Chris Henry--as well as, lately, Cowboys' cast-offs--including Roy Williams and Johnson. Ken Hamlin, who was cut by Dallas this offseason, visited the team last month.
Mike Zimmer, the Bengals' defensive coordinator, spent over a decade in Dallas, including seven seasons as the team's defensive coordinator.
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