Earth To Jones: You're Not Patriot Material
More reports indicate that the pursuit of Tennessee Titans' defensive back Adam (Pacman) Jones has turned from a multi-team race to a one-man show. The Pacman Jones show. Actually, it was the Michael Irvin show, as Pacman was the only guest on Irvin's radio program, making it the Pacman show for the day.
Multiple reports supporting the notion that the Dallas Cowboys may be the lead candidate to land Jones continue to roll in. What was once considered a possible bidding contest between three teams (Cowboys, Lions and Patriots) has diminished to little more than singular interest by one team for his services.
Jones, who is still under contract to the Tennessee Titans, has openly campaigned for a trade - with his destination of choice being Dallas. Jones was a guest on former Cowboys' receiver Michael Irvin's radio program Tuesday. During the show, Jones confronted the public criticism he's received regarding one of his biggest pitfalls, the night club and strip bar scene. While he didn't say he'd refrain permanently from visiting a strip club in the future, he did try to back away from the temptation publicly.
"I cannot say ever, ever," said Jones according to an AP report. "But I can say they won't see me for the next three or four years."
While Jones reportedly sounded contrite during his appearance, saying he was sorry, for many of his detractors, the refusal to say never again is all they need to know. Trouble at a night club has been the cause of his current suspension from the league. To not completely back away from the idea of visiting strip clubs, should send up red flags in both the league office and to the Cowboys front office.
Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Jones for violation of the NFL personal conduct policy last April, and has indicated he will wait to review the case until mid summer this year. Jones has reportedly been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee.
Jones is clearly trying to put his troubles behind him. The Patriots and the Lions have clearly put their interest in the defender behind them as well. Pacman's story will likely unfold at some point this year, but one thing is clear, his future is not in New England.
Patriots Re-sign Pair
The New England Patriots re-signed a pair of exclusive free agents Tuesday. Offensive lineman Wesley Britt and linebacker Pierre Woods are officially back with the team.
Britt, an Alabama product, has appeared in 14 career games for the Patriots. The 6-foot-8, 320-pound lineman was originally selected in the fifth round (164th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He was signed to the Patriots practice squad on September 5, 2005.
Woods, a former member of the Michigan Wolverines, has been a member of the Patriots since signing in May 2006 as an undrafted rookie free agent. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound defender has played mostly special teams for New England, with occasional contributions as a reserve outside linebacker.
Material from wire reports, personal interviews, team and league sources was used in this report.
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