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Pacman Jones expected to become a Lion next week

Adam Pacman Jones, William Whitesell

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones, left, listens as District Attorney William Whitesell, right, recommends that charges against Jones be dismissed Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. A judge dismissed misdemeanor charges against Jones, agreeing with Whitesell that Jones has been punished enough over the past year. Jones was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after he got into an argument at a nightclub, refused to leave the club and shouted profanities at officers in August 2006. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


So NBC Sports Digital G.M. Rick Cordella gets to attend the Interactive Sports Conference in Las Vegas. And he’s justifying the write off by gathering some information for PFT.

On Thursday afternoon, Cordella passed along some intriguing quotes from Titans running back Chris Johnson. On Thursday night, after yours truly had retired for the evening following the latest post-WVU tourney win couch burning, Cordella passed along a nugget he picked up while making plans to steal Mike Tyson’s tiger.

Per Cordella’s sources in Sin City, cornerback Pacman Jones has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions, and the move will be announced next Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Detroit G.M. Martin Mayhew said that Jones “has a skill set” that would help the team, but that a move was not “imminent.” It could be that the Lions decided from a P.R. standpoint to let the notion of Pacman joining the team sink in slowly.

It remains to be seen whether Jones has anything left, given that he was drafted five years ago and hasn’t played much football in the last three. But we’ll agree that Jones “has a skill set” that would help the Lions, given that roughly half of the U.S. male population between the ages of 17 and 34 “has a skill set” that would help the Lions.

UPDATE: Swiftly responding to this report, Tom Kowalski of says that a deal has not yet been reached between the Lions and Jones. Presumably, Kowalski is getting his information from the Lions; the folks close to Jones think a deal is done. (And, of course, that could be another reason for the Lions to run the other way.)