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Agent and rep: Wilson, Jones in fold

Posted May 6, 2010

Updated 10:20 p.m.

The Bengals have agreed to a one-year deal with safety Gibril Wilson, according to agent Alvin Keels. Ray Savage, a rep for cornerback Adam Jones, confirmed a verbal two-year agreement expected to be signed Monday.

"Adam wanted to show loyalty to the Brown family with the second year," Savage said.

The 6-0, 197-pound Wilson gives the Bengals depth at a position where they were crippled down the stretch with injuries when Roy Williams (arm) pretty much didn't play after September and Chris Crocker (ankle) still won't be on the field next week as he rehabs an ankle injury that hampered his postseason play. The signing gives the club veteran presence in the middle of the field. Chinedum Ndukwe, heading into his fourth season, started 12 games last year and finished third on the team in tackles.

Wilson, 28, has started 80 games, 15 of them last year in Miami, where he had a sack and 72 tackles. After starting 13 games for the Super Bowl champion Giants, he's coming off one-year stints with the Raiders and Dolphins.

Jones has played just nine games in the last three years and none in the past year because of his controversial past. Savage said Jones was drawn to the Bengals by the coaches and the success of other players seeking second chances.

"He's extremely excited about the opportunity," Savage said. "After his workout, he told Coach (Marvin) Lewis that he can't wait to get on the field next week."   

As the business day wound down Thursday, all indications are if the Bengals do anything officially with Wilson and Jones, it won't be until Monday.

 

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