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Bengals hold onto Adam Jones

The PFT crew discusses why the Bengals needed to keep guys like Adam Jones and George Iloka on the team compared to Marvin Jones and Mohammed Sanu.

Cornerback Adam Jones generated interest from several teams this week, but when it came time to sign a contract he opted to stay where he’s been since 2010.

Jones announced that he’s signed a three-year deal to remain with the Bengals and the team has confirmed it. The Bengals also re-signed safety George Iloka on Wednesday, although they lost wide receiver Marvin Jones to the Lions and it looks like wideout Mohamed Sanu is going to sign with the Falcons.

Jones is coming off an excellent season for the Bengals that saw him make 62 tackles and intercept three passes while making 13 starts. The season ended on a major down note as Jones drew a penalty late in the team’s playoff game against the Steelers that handed Pittsburgh 15 yards that they used to kick the game-winning field goal.

During an appearance on PFT Live this month, Jones vowed never to lose his cool again. The Bengals are betting that he won’t and that the strong play he’s turned in for them of late will continue well beyond this season.