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“Pacman” done as Jones to miss the rest of the year with neck injury


The season is over for Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones, as he has a neck injury that might require surgery. The Bengals placed Jones on injured reserve Tuesday with a herniated disk in his neck.

The CB was hurt in the teams Sunday loss to the Falcons 39-32. He was examined by a doctor who indicated that surgery was needed, agent Tom Hunter told The Associated Press. Jones will see other specialists before deciding whether to have surgery, Hunter said. An operation wouldn’t necessarily end his career.

“It looks very promising for him,” Hunter said. “Do not ever count this man out. He is going to be back.”

It was the comeback season for Jones, who spent the entire 2009 season watching after Dallas let him go. The Bengals gave him what amounted to a last chance, signing him to a two-year deal in the offseason.

Jones played well in preseason, winning the job as the third cornerback behind Leon Halland Johnathan Joseph. He also returned punts and kickoffs.

He missed one game with a shoulder injury. With Joseph sidelined by an ankle injury, Jones started against the Falcons and had one of the game’s pivotal plays, stripping receiver Roddy White after a catch and returning the ball 59 yards for a touchdown that put the Bengals ahead 25-24.

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