With Adam “Pacman” Jones on the verge of returning to the NFL — perhaps even as soon as next week — I thought it made sense to clarify his status.
The formerly troubled and suspended player has been out of the league for an extended period of time, but he has stayed out of trouble for roughly two years and faces no hurdles or impediments in returning to the NFL.
Jones was reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in 2008 and does not need to fulfill any other obligations to the league to return to the field.
According to the league, Jones’ status is that he is a free agent eligible to sign with any team.
The Bengals, 49ers and Lions have all expressed considerable interest in Jones and met with him, and he could make return visits with those teams next week, according to a source. He is a former first-round draft pick of the Titans and also had a brief stint with the Cowboys.