News

Print
RSS

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.

 

Recent Articles

  • Russell taxis into roster bid

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 10 hours ago

  • Willis has been there before

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 21 hours ago

    In so many ways third-round right end Jordan Willis is the textbook draft pick in the Duke Tobin-Marvin Lewis Era. And Willis truly is a Marv-Paul Brown-guy who prefers to act like he’s been there before.

  • Fast to the Core

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted May 24, 2017

    Start this reunion tour for the Bengals offense on Tuesday’s first practice of the spring with a fast stop. And it’s got to be fast because we’re talking about Cody Core, the sophomore wide receiver who just very well might be one of the next big things in Bengaldom.

  • Notes: shortcut in OT; two sides of celebrating; Dre (hand) says he's back soon

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted May 23, 2017

    The NFL owners voted Tuesday to cut overtime from 15 to 10 minutes...

  • What to watch on defense

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted May 22, 2017

    The Bengals hold their first of nine voluntary practices Tuesday morning, which amounts to their first appearance on the field for the 2017 season. So we’ll volunteer that if defensive coordinator Paul Guenther has most of his spots locked up, he’ll experiment a bit with whom to play with whom and when with an eye to jacking up the pass rush. Welcome to Paulie G.’s spring lab with one of the experiments Auburn rookie Carl Lawson.

Recent Videos

Photos