Troubled NFL star Adam Pacman Jones has agreed to a one-year contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) on Monday night. Jones is trying to breathe new life into a football career tarnished by several off-the-field incidents and a shaky season last year with the Dallas Cowboys.
“It’ll be a good experience for me to get back in game shape and compete and play football, which I like to do,” Jones said of the deal. “I’m real happy for the opportunity that’s been given to me. Of course it’s disappointing to me to not be playing in the NFL. But things happen and you have to adjust. ”
Could a decent showing in the CFL bring Pacman Jones back to the NFL? Possibly. The Tennessee Titans chose him in the first round of the 2005 draft before his career hit the skids.
It is possible that Jones could reach a deal with the Bombers to come back to the National Football League should a team come a-knocking. However, the new UFL is not allowing its players to make the jump before December 1st.
“If I was in the same position in the NFL I might have a lot more reservations,” said John Murphy, the Blue Bombers’ director of player personnel. “But for me it’s a win-win. I’m smart enough to know that if I’m looking for somebody who can be a playmaker for the second half of our season, there isn’t a better football player who’s not in the NFL, at 25 years old, who’s ready to play football, is going to play with a chip on his shoulder, and is going to bring some fun and excitement to our team, our locker room, our city, and our league.”
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