Browns to try out free agent CB Adam Jones
The Cleveland Browns have already made significant changes to the roster — perhaps most notably with their cornerback depth chart — this offseason. But they might be looking to add at least one more piece to their secondary before the start of the season.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns will be trying out veteran cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones on Friday.
Jones, 34, had spent the past eight years playing against the Browns as part of the Cincinnati Bengals. He played 100 games (68 starts) for the Bengals, recording 12 interceptions, two sacks, 366 tackles, and five forced fumbles.
After missing just two games in the last five years, Jones was limited to only nine games last season due to a groin injury. The Bengals decided not to pick up his option, which allowed him to hit free agency.
Jones has had a checkered history with off-field problems. Just last season, he was suspended for the first game of the year for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. But perhaps the Browns are willing to overlook those concerns as they look to add more depth at cornerback.
Cleveland cleared the deck at cornerback this offseason as they added veterans E.J. Gaines, T.J. Carrie, and Terrance Mitchell in free agency, as well as drafted Denzel Ward with the No. 4 overall pick.
At 34 years of age, it remains to be seen if Jones can still perform at a consistently high level. But Jones could still be able to contribute as a backup and provide a more experienced presence in that relatively young Browns cornerback group.