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Adam Jones
CB #24
Height:
5-10
Weight:
180
Age:
34
College:
West Virginia
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Experience:
11

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
20
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 495 409 86 3.0 0 88 15 239 -- 83 2 7 12
2017 CIN 7 7 20 17 3 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 CIN 16 16 66 54 12 0.0 -- 7 1 2 2 2 0 1 1
2015 CIN 14 14 62 53 9 1.0 -- 12 3 14 4.7 14 0 1 --
2014 CIN 16 3 63 51 12 0.0 -- 11 3 23 7.7 12 0 0 1
2013 CIN 16 13 56 44 12 0.0 0 12 3 60 20 60 1 1 2
2012 CIN 16 5 40 33 7 1.0 0 9 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 CIN 8 7 28 26 2 0.0 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 CIN 5 1 14 11 3 0.0 0 3 1 10 10 10 0 1 2
2008 DAL 9 6 31 26 5 0.0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- -- 1 3
2006 TEN 15 15 62 50 12 1.0 0 8 4 130 32.5 83 1 1 2
2005 TEN 15 13 53 44 9 0.0 0 10 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
2 HOU L 9-13 5 5 0 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @GB L 24-27 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @CLE W 31-7 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 BUF W 20-16 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @PIT L 14-29 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 IND W 24-23 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @JAX L 7-23 6 6 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @TEN L 20-24 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @DEN W 20-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

Jones returned to starting RCB spot in ’16 after earning his first career Pro Bowl berth in 2015 ... Led defense in snaps played (1057 of possible 1087) ... Also among NFL’s most dangerous kick returners, but his KR availability was limited in ’16 due to his responsibilities on defense ... Leads Bengals in career punt return (10.70) and kickoff return (26.35) averages ... Turned in best KR year in Bengals history in ’14, leading NFL in KOR (31.3) and finishing second in punt return (12.0) ... Earned nod as first-team kick returner for ’14 on pro football’s flagship all-star squad, the Associated Press All-Pro team ... Has five career PRs for TDs, including one for Bengals, tied for second among active players.

Jones returned to starting RCB spot in ’16 after earning his first career Pro Bowl berth in 2015 ... Led defense in snaps played (1057 of possible 1087) ... Also among NFL’s most dangerous kick returners, but his KR availability was limited in ’16 due to his responsibilities on defense ... Leads Bengals in career punt return (10.70) and kickoff return (26.35) averages ... Turned in best KR year in Bengals history in ’14, leading NFL in KOR (31.3) and finishing second in punt return (12.0) ... Earned nod as first-team kick returner for ’14 on pro football’s flagship all-star squad, the Associated Press All-Pro team ... Has five career PRs for TDs, including one for Bengals, tied for second among active players.

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Tennessee in first round of 2005 NFL Draft (sixth overall) ... Signed with Titans on 8-23-05 ... Re-signed with Titans on 4-26-08 ... Traded by Titans to Dallas on 4-27-08 for Cowboys’ fourth-round selection in 2008 NFL Draft ... Waived by Cowboys on 2-9-09 ... Signed with Cincinnati as free agent on 5-10-10 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 3-23-11 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 3-25-13 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 3-15-16.

 

     Pro Bowl participation: Earned his first Pro Bowl nod for 2015 season game at Honolulu, added to roster as an alternate, and started for victorious Team Irvin, with one tackle.

 

     2016 highlights: Started at RCB in Games 1-16, totaling 66 tackles (sixth on team), one INT, seven passes defensed and a forced fumble ... Four KOR for 19.8-yard average and 10 punt returns for 5.1 average ... On Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh, intercepted Ben Roethlisberger pass at Bengals’ 21 in first quarter, returning two yards, and also had four tackles and additional pass defensed ... Seven tackles Sept. 25 vs. Denver, and forced fumble on WR Demaryius Thomas that Bengals recovered at Broncos’ 27 ... Five tackles and a pass defensed on Oct. 9 at Dallas ... Five tackles and pass defensed Nov. 20 vs. Buffalo ... Three tackles Nov. 27 at Baltimore ... Personal season-high nine tackles Dec. 4 vs. Philadelphia ... Three tackles and two passes defensed (both in end zone) Dec. 18 vs. Pittsburgh ... Six tackles Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore.

 

     Previous seasons: 2005—Primary starter for Tennessee at RCB, he led team in passes defensed (12) and logged 53 tackles ... Ranked fourth in NFL in KORs (26.2) and fifth in AFC in punt returns (9.4) ... Named to Pro Football Weekly all-rookie team as punt returner ... Had 85-yard KOR on Nov. 20 vs. Jacksonville ... On Dec. 11 vs. Houston, his 52-yard PR was Titans’ only TD in 13-10 win, and he was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. 2006—Started 15 games for Tennessee ... His four INTs included 83-yard return for TD on Dec. 17 vs. Jacksonville, and his NFL-leading 12.9-yard PR average included three returns for TDs, tying franchise record ... Second on team in passes defensed (14) ... On Oct. 29 vs. Houston, sparked 28-22 win with a 53-yard PR TD in fourth quarter, and logged his first career INT (off Sage Rosenfels) ... On Nov. 19 at Philadelphia, aided 31-13 win with PR of 90 yards for TD, setting a Titans record ... Two INTs off Eli Manning in Nov. 26 comeback win vs. N.Y. Giants ... On Dec. 31 vs. New England, had an 81-yard PR for TD and a 47-yard KOR, and his 259 total kick return yards for the game was the NFL’s season high ... Saw spot duty on offense for Titans, gaining eight yards on two rushing attempts and 17 yards on two receptions. 2007—Suspended indefinitely by NFL (player conduct policy) on April 10, and remained on suspension through entire season. 2008—Re-signed with Titans on April 26 (while still on suspension), and was traded April 27 to Dallas for fourth-round selection in ’08 draft ... Suspension lifted by NFL on Aug. 28, and started for Dallas in Games 1-6 before again being suspended under player conduct policy, missing Games 7-12 ... Reinstated and played in three of the last four games. 2009—Not with an NFL team. 2010—Signed as free agent with Bengals in May ... Played in five games, but suffered neck injury Oct. 24 at Atlanta and was placed Oct. 26 on Reserve/Injured list ... In his limited action for Cincinnati, had an INT, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, with a fumble return for a TD ... On Oct. 24 at Atlanta, stripped ball from WR Roddy White at Bengals’ 41 and ran 59 yards after recovery for a TD to give Bengals a 25-24 third-quarter lead. 2011—Opened second Bengals season on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, due to rehab from offseason neck surgery ... Made season debut Oct. 30 at Seattle and had 63-yard PR on his first play, but strained a hamstring, did not return and missed next two games ... For the season, played in eight games, with seven starts at RCB in place of injured Leon Hall, and also started at RCB in Wild Card playoff ... His 63-yard PR Oct. 30 at Seattle set up a TD ... Led secondary with six tackles Nov. 20 at Baltimore, including two TD-saving plays — an open-field tackle on WR Torrey Smith, leading to a Nate Clements INT two plays later, and a tackle of RB Ray Rice after 59-yard gain to Bengals six, after which Bengals forced Ravens to settle for FG ... Five tackles and a pass defensed in Wild Card playoff at Houston. 2012—Made early mark in the return game on Sept. 16 at Cleveland, taking game’s opening punt 81 yards for a TD in eventual seven-point win ... Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his Cleveland performance ... On Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants, had a 63-yard PR to set up a TD ... Also vs. Giants, forced a fumble (Bengals recovered) against RB Ahmad Bradshaw in the red zone. 2013—Assumed starting RCB job after a season-ending injury to Leon Hall in Game 5 ... Tied for team lead with three INTs, and led team with 18 passes defensed ... On Oct. 6 vs. New England, and had an acrobatic, game-sealing INT at Cincinnati 3 with 0:16 to play ... On Oct. 27 vs. Jets, scored 60-yard TD on return of an intercepted Geno Smith pass ... Two passes defensed Oct. 31 at Miami, and recovered a Lamar Miller fumble two yards deep in end zone, returning 43 yards to Bengals 41 ... On Dec. 15 vs. Pittsburgh, intercepted a Ben Roethlisberger pass at Cincinnati two-yard line, and recorded five tackles (two for loss) ... Led secondary with seven tackles in Wild Card Playoff vs. San Diego. 2014—Turned in best season in Bengals history in overall kick returns, leading NFL in KOR average (31.3) and ranking second in PR average (12.0) ... No previous Bengal had finished in even the top 10 in both categories for a season ... Had 63 tackles, three INTs, 11 passes defensed and a fumble recovery ... Had a 47-yard PR to set up a Bengals TD on Oct. 5 at New England ... On Oct. 12 vs. Carolina, had a 97-yard KOR to set up TD, longest play in Bengals history not for a TD ... Had four tackles and a fourth-quarter INT of Peyton Manning in playoff-clinching win Dec. 22 vs. Denver, and had an 80-yard KOR in third quarter, setting up TD ... Led secondary in tackles (six) in Wild Card playoff at Indianapolis. 2015—Played key defensive role in season-opening win Sept. 13 at Oakland, as his forced fumble against QB Derek Carr cut short a Raiders comeback bid, and he also had a pass defensed and led team with 10 tackles, including several solo stops in open field ... On Sept. 27 at Baltimore, jumped the route on a short pass to FB Kyle Juszczyk and got INT to give Bengals possession at Ravens 30, setting up TD for 14-0 lead ... In comeback win on Oct. 11 vs. Seattle, his 35-yard PR helped set up a TD in fourth quarter, and his 19-yarder helped set up winning FG in overtime ... On Dec. 20 at San Francisco, logged three tackles and his third INT of the season, returning it 14 yards to Bengals 42 in second quarter ... Two tackles in Wild Card playoff vs. Pittsburgh.

 

     College: Played three seasons (2002-04) at West Virginia before declaring for NFL Draft after junior year ... Named first-team All-American as junior by College Football News, after leading team in tackles (76) and posting two sacks and three INTs; also named Big East Special Teams Player of the Year, averaging 14.6 yards with a TD on punt returns and 23.4 yards on KORs ... For his career, played 36 games with 22 starts, with 201 tackles, eight INTs, 30 total passes defensed, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Atlanta, Ga. ... Attended Westlake High School, where as a DB and RB he earned Class 4A All-State honors and was named his conference’s player of the year ... Also earned prep All-America honors in basketball, and ran track ... Special education major at West Virginia, and was a member of Athletic Director’s Academic Honor roll ... Has two daughters, Zaniyah Christine and Trinity Alexandria ... Hobbies include dirt bike riding, listening to music, and his dog, Macho.

 

      NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Jones did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2007 or ’09 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games in either season.

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