Posted by Josh Katzowitz
After two surgeries on his herniated disc and a year away from football, the Bengals announced today that Adam Jones -- you might know him better as Pacman -- will be activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list.
And since he just finished his first week of practice, it sounds like Jones probably will play Sunday.
“He’s done everything he can,” coach Marvin Lewis said Friday, via Bengals.com’s Butch Hobson. “He can’t tackle any more dummies than he’s tackled. Including this week. For a month he’s been tackling that big tackling dummy and the thing on the tripod and all that ... he deserves it. He’s worked hard to get this opportunity.”
Jones’ time in Cincinnati has been spent playing unspectacularly while still managing to get arrested twice (once was because of a case of mistaken identity and the other was when he was charged with resisting arrest although he was wearing a neck brace at the time).
But now that he’s healed, practiced and ready to play, he’ll take the roster spot temporarily abandoned by Cedric Benson, who will serve his one-game suspension this week. As the Cincinnati Enquirer points out, Jones likely will be used in nickel situations and possibly on kickoff and punt returns.
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