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Adam Jones
CB #24
Height:
5-10
Weight:
180
Age:
33
College:
West Virginia
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
52
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 461 380 81 3.0 0 83 15 239 -- 83 2 7 12
2016 CIN 12 12 52 42 10 0.0 -- 5 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
1 @NYJ W 23-22 6 5 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @PIT L 16-24 4 3 1 0.0 -- 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 --
3 DEN L 17-29 7 5 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
4 MIA W 22-7 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DAL L 14-28 5 4 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @NE L 17-35 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 CLE W 31-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 WAS L 27-27 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @NYG L 20-21 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 BUF L 12-16 5 4 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
12 @BAL L 14-19 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 PHI W 32-14 9 9 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

Jones returns to starting RCB spot after earning his first career Pro Bowl berth last season ... Also among NFL’s most dangerous kick returners, but his KR availability is sometimes limited by his responsibilities on defense ... Leads Bengals in career punt return (11.1) and kickoff return (26.4) 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, third among active players.

Jones returns to starting RCB spot after earning his first career Pro Bowl berth last season ... Also among NFL’s most dangerous kick returners, but his KR availability is sometimes limited by his responsibilities on defense ... Leads Bengals in career punt return (11.1) and kickoff return (26.4) 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, third 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.

     2016 highlights: Started at RCB in Games 1-4, totaling 19 tackles, one INT, three passes defensed and a forced fumble ... Has three KOR for 18.7-yard average and four punt returns for 6.3 average ... Six tackles on Sept. 11 at N.Y. Jets ... On Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh, intercepted a Ben Roethlisberger pass a Bengals 21 in first quarter, returning two yards, and also had four tackles and an additional pass defensed ... Seven tackles Sept. 25 vs. Denver, and forced a fumble by WR Demaryius Thomas that Bengals recovered at Broncos 27 ... Two tackles Sept. 29 vs. Miami.

     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 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, missing one with neck injury. 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 on 1-7-12 at Houston. 2012—Played in all 16 Bengals games and in Wild Card playoff ... Five starts ... Totaled 43 tackles, 11 passes defensed (tied for second on team), a sack and a forced fumble ... 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—Played in Games 1-16, with 13 starts, and also started the team’s Wild Card playoff ... 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 ... Also vs. New England, made end-zone break-up of pass intended for Julian Edelman on third-and-goal from Cincinnati one, leading Pats to settle for FG and eventual final deficit of 13-6 ... 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 on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego. 2014—Played in Games 1-16 (three starts), and started Wild Card playoff as a third CB ... Had 63 tackles, three INTs (tied for second on team), 11 passes defensed (third on team) and a fumble recovery ... Turned in best season in Bengals history in overall kick returns, leading NFL in KOR average (31.3) and ranked second in PR average (12.0) ... No previous Bengal had finished in even the top 10 in both categories for a season ... 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 ... Intercepted a Joe Flacco pass on Oct. 26 vs. Baltimore, with 12-yard return that led to a Bengals FG, and returned three kickoffs for a 31.0 average ... On Dec. 14 at Cleveland, had an INT of Johnny Manziel to halt a Browns drive in Bengals territory late in first half ... Had four tackles and a fourth-quarter INT of Peyton Manning on 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 on 1-4-15 at Indianapolis. 2015—Played and started 14 games, missing Games 10 and 13 due to foot sprain ... 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 the open field ... Logged nine tackles and two passes defensed on Sept. 20 vs. San Diego ... 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 ... On Oct. 11 vs. Seattle, logged five tackles, including a sack, and one INT ... Also vs. Seattle, his 22.0-yard average on three punt returns included a 35-yarder that helped set up a TD in fourth quarter and a 19-yarder that helped set up winning FG in overtime ... On Oct. 18 at Buffalo, logged five tackles and a pass defensed, and also had a KOR for 49 yards, setting up the Bengals first TD drive ... On Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh, logged five tackles and a pass defensed, and had two PRs for a 16.5 yard average ... On Nov. 5 vs. Cleveland, had two passes defensed, including a third-down PD to force a punt on Browns’ first possession ... On Dec. 20 at San Francisco, logged three tackles and his third INT of the season, returning it 14 yards to the Bengals 42 in second quarter ... Two passes defensed Jan. 3 vs. Baltimore ... Two tackles in Wild Card playoff on 1-9-16 vs. Pittsburgh.

     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.

     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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