Adam Jones Re-Signs with Bengals: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 10, 2016

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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The Cincinnati Bengals announced that they have re-signed cornerback Adam Jones. On March 9, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that the contract is a three-year deal.

Jones took to Instagram to comment on his decision:

“Adam plays with great confidence, and it has a positive effect in the locker room, in the classroom and on the field,” head coach Marvin Lewis said in the team's release. “Adam never feels like any situation is too big for him. He’s eager for every challenge. And he’s a veteran who has kept learning, kept getting better every season.”

Jones, 32, appeared in 14 games for the Cincinnati Bengals this past season, accumulating 62 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack. And the team certainly considered him to be an important contributor, keeping him despite having 14 key players up for free agency. The Bengals weren't able to retain all of those veterans, but they deemed Jones a priority.

That may come as a surprise to some folks after his postseason antics. Despite having a solid season for the team, Jones will be remembered for the costly 15-yard personal foul penalty he incurred during an on-field dispute with Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter that put the Steelers in position for a game-winning field goal, knocking Cincy out of the playoffs.

While Jones will be 33 for most of next season, he's still a solid cornerback who will provide solid depth for the Bengals and will continue to bring an edge to the defense. He isn't a lockdown option at the position, but he is a strong tackler and will also contribute as a kick and punt returner when called upon to do so.

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