Cornerback Adam Jones has re-signed with the Bengals, agreeing to a three-year deal, he confirmed on his Twitter account Wednesday night. Jones was reportedly a Ravens target in free agency, but he opted to remain with the team he has played for the past six seasons.
The Ravens still have many options to strengthen themselves at cornerback, and have already made offseason moves at that position. They re-signed cornerback Shareece Wright, who was their second best corner behind Jimmy Smith when last season ended. They also decided to keep veteran cornerback Kyle Arrington, who was in danger of being a salary cap casualty. Arrington has agreed to take a pay cut to remain with the Ravens, according to the Baltimore Sun.
While the Ravens will keep shopping the cornerback market, the draft is also deep at the position. Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves is a possible target for the Ravens with the No. 6 pick in the draft. The Ravens would also covet corner-safety Jalen Ramsey of Florida St., but as the top-rated defensive back on most draft boards, Ramsey will likely be off the board before No. 6.
If the Ravens don’t draft either Hargreaves or Ramsey, there will still be talented corners available in the second round and beyond. So while Jones was a possibility, the Ravens will now focus their attention elsewhere.