Free agent CB Adam Jones has agreed to a three-year deal to return to the Bengals, reports Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports (Mar. 9).
It was reported on Thursday by Manish Mehta of the Daily News that the Jets were out of the running for Jones.
Jones, 32, has recorded three interceptions in each of the last three seasons for the Bengals and has also handled punt return duties for Cincinnati.
While Jones has signed elsewhere, the Jets are also interested in free agent CB Prince Amukamara, according to Mike Garafolo.
Amukamara, 26, had one interception and 55 total tackles in 11 games for the Giants last season.
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Jones is a controversial character, but he's developed into a pretty consistent player. One thing he could've brought to the table that the Jets currently lack -- especially if Jeremy Kerley leaves -- is the ability to return punts.
Amukamara isn't bad, but never really lived up to being a first-round pick. After Cromartie's departure, there will be competition for roster spots and for the starting role opposite Darrelle Revis. At this stage, though, it sounds like the Jets are just looking into where they might find some value.