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Former Mountaineer Adam “Pacman” Jones retires from NFL

Schuyler Callihan

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Today former West Virginia cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones announced his retirement from the NFL via his Instagram account.

Jones was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the 6th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft and only spent two years with the organization before he was suspended for a season for a violation of league personal conduct policy.

In 2008, he appeared in nine games for the Dallas Cowboys which resulted in another short stint after being out of the NFL a second time in 2009. A year later, he latched on with the Cincinnati Bengals and found success throughout his eight seasons with the franchise. In 2014, he was named a first team All-Pro doing most of his damage on special teams as a retuner (31.3 yards/kick return). He followed that up by earning his one and only Pro Bowl selection in 2015.

After being released by the Bengals in 2017, he signed with the Denver Broncos during the preseason, but only made two starts and seven appearances on the year before he was released.

Jones finished his career with 522 tackles, 12 fumble recoveries, 7 forced fumbles and 17 interceptions. On special teams, he racked up 1,944 yards on 192 punt returns and 3,232 yards on 125 kick retuns.

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