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The New York Jets are reportedly interested in cornerback Adam Jones

It looks like the Jets still want to upgrade at cornerback and they have reached out to the agent of the most controversial cornerback you could think of.

The last we saw of Adam Jones he and teammate Vontaze Burfict were tag-teaming the Bengals chances of winning a playoff game into the ground. Jones is no stranger to controversy but over the past few years he managed to mostly avoid said controversy and resorted back to strictly being a really good cornerback, then the playoff game against the Steelers happened and the Instagram rants followed.

With Jones' contract with the Bengals having expired a number of teams have reached out to Jones' agent and according to Pro Football Talk the Jets are the latest team to throw their hat in the ring. This news will surely enrage many Jets fans but whatever you think of Jones' past and his most recent outburst there is no disputing his talent. Even at the age of 32 Jones is still a very effective corner and the fact that most of the teams that have expressed interest in bringing him in have some connection and familiarity with him seems to indicate that the people who know him the best still believe in him.

The Vikings and Dolphins are reportedly interested in Jones' services and the Vikings head coach, Mike Zimmer, coached Jones when he was the defensive coordinator for the Bengals. The Dolphins new defensive coordinator, Vance Joesph, spent the past two seasons as the Bengals defensive backs coach and witnessed Jones' playoff implosion in person. The Cowboys are another team who has called his agent and they have their own familiarity with Jones from when he played for them. The Browns and Ravens have had to play against Jones twice a year and have seen enough of his work to think it would be wise to inquire about his services and the Raiders are interested in bringing him in even though he smashed their star receiver's head into a helmet. 

The Jets expressing interest in Jones is notable because it could indicate that they aren't comfortable with rolling with Marcus Williams as the number two corner and might look like o bring in a volatile 32-year-old corner to play opposite of Darrelle Revis because it's unlikely they'd be looking at him strictly for depth purposes.

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Chris Nimbley is the Editor-in-Chief of JetsInsider.com/NYJScout.com. He can be reached on Twitter (@cnimbley), or via email (cnimbley@gmail.com)


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