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10 May 2010

Bengals Sign Adam Jones, Gibril Wilson

A little late on this one, but the Bengals have signed Adam "Pac-Man" Jones to a two-year deal.

They've also signed Gibril Wilson to a one-year deal for just above the veteran's minimum, which seems like a pretty good deal for a starting-caliber safety.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 10 May 2010

18 comments, Last at 15 May 2010, 10:52pm by JDOE137


by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 05/10/2010 - 10:34pm

Ormnage and black basbeall team (Baltimore Orioles) also have guy name Adam Jones. Seattle temas both have guy name Josh Wilson, New York team called Jets and New York basbeball team have guy name Jeter, but arizona basbelal team doesnt have guy name Rodgers-cromartie

by Kibbles :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 5:40am

Ormnage is my favorite color.

by Karl Cuba :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 9:27am

It's a greeny borange right?

by The Human Spider :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 11:32am

I think the reason why the Diamondbacks don't have a guy named Rodgers-Cromartie on their (basebeall/basbeball/basbelal) team is Google is too busy trying to spell-check everything than find guys with unusually long last names.

Yet, somewhere out in Arizona, there is someone yelling: "DAMN YOU, SPELL-CHECKER!!!"

by Francisco (not verified) :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 6:18pm

Cleveland have cornerback named Eric Wright, LA Raiders had bgig fan also namd Eric Wright

by dmstorm22 :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 1:56am

I like the idea of the Bengals quietly fortifying what really is already a strength.

Also, Pac-Man is a low-risk move. They can cut him at any point. Also, the Bengals aren't the bunch of "convicts" they used to be (the media's words, not mine), and Pac-Man has some talent. The Gibril deal is a steal, as for the league minimum that is great value.

I really like what the Bengals did in the offseason. They also will get Antwan Odom back for the year. While Baltimore had the more high-profile offseason, and Pittsburgh had the more newsworthy won, the team that actually won the division had a quietly solid one.

by Dean :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 8:52am

They lead the league in arrests since 2000, are tied for the lead since 2005, and are tied with the oh-so-sanctimonious Steelers for 4th in arrests since 2007.


On the one hand, you'd like to think they're heading in the right direction.

On the other hand, they just signed Adam Jones.

by RickD :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 1:47pm

It's kind of cool, isn't it, that no matter how ludicrous the position, you can find somebody on the Internet to argue it.

What next? The Bengals will bring in OJ to help Pac-Man with his anger management? I'm sure we can find somebody to argue that this would be a good idea.

by Jimmy Oz (not verified) :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 7:59pm

Internet observational humour and OJ jokes?

'What next?' is me pointing out that this forum isn't a space to workshop your stale comedy routine.

by Spielman :: Thu, 05/13/2010 - 10:13am

The version I use:

"There is no position so ridiculous that it will find absolutely no support on the Internet."

The UN is controlled by Golden Monkey-Men from the Crab Nebula? Throw it out there, and somebody will agree with you.

by dbt :: Thu, 05/13/2010 - 7:16pm

That's interesting but irrelevant; how many of those players are still on the roster?

by Jimmy Oz (not verified) :: Thu, 05/13/2010 - 10:35pm

about 5 or 6 by my count. It doesn't sort whether charges were dropped either. just measures arrests.

by JDOE137 (not verified) :: Sat, 05/15/2010 - 10:46pm

I didn't realize how many law-breakers there were in the AFC North. I guess Ray Lewis doesn't count since he wasn't convicted of anything.

So when is Vick and Burress going to end up in this division?

by cajasky :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 7:40am

Why is Wilson so out of favour and jumping around short term deals? he seems a solid starter, and if I dont recall wrong his advanced stats are pretty good...

by Dean :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 8:53am

I was wondering the same thing.

by Jimmy :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 9:24am

Teams have tried him at FS which he isn't very good at. He is fairly limited in coverage and needs to play in the box to be particularly effective. He is a run of the mill SS who will provide decent run support and not a lot else. Those guys aren't that rare.

by Noah Arkadia :: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 10:48am

Wilson was sandman bad last year for the Dolphins. He couldn't cover and he tackled poorly. But if I had to choose, I'd definitely play him at SS and hope he does an acceptable job.

by JDOE137 (not verified) :: Sat, 05/15/2010 - 10:52pm

Yeah, Wilson sucks at free safety, but he is definitely a potential starter at strong safety and is at minimum good depth for the Bengals. Miami played him out of position for way too much money last year. I'm probably one of the few Dolphins fans that doesn't hate the guy though. If the situation were different and he could compete for a starting strong safety spot for cheap, I would love it.