Cornerback Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones announced that he is being released by the Denver Broncos.
The Denver Broncos will be one man short in the defensive back room.
Cornerback Adam Jones announced on his Instagram page that he is being let go by the team.
The Broncos have had some struggles at many positions this year. One of those positions is at cornerback. Some days, they performed well, and others they were not good.
Throughout the 10 possible games played during the 2018 season, Jones played just 148 of a possible 671 defensive snaps or just 22.06 percent.
The Broncos signed Jones not only for cornerback depth, but also help in the return game on special teams. He played just 33 snaps on special teams or 11.34 percent.
Denver has used multiple returnmen on special teams this season. On kick returns, rookies DaeSean Hamilton and Phillip Lindsay have recorded a combined six returns.
Hamilton average yards per kick return is 10.3, while Lindsay’s is 7.7 yards per return. Jones was most useful as a punt returner. He returned four punts for 85 yards (21.3 yard average).
Denver has also used Lindsay (7 returns, 163 yards), and Devontae Booker (3 returns, 61 yards). Jones has been sidelined for three games this season with a hamstring injury and started just two games for the team.
With Jones no longer on the roster, Brendan Langley is expected to be elevated to the 53-man roster.
As a rookie in 2017, Langley had just three tackles to start out his NFL career. He played in eleven games.
In seven games with the team, Jones recorded nine tackles, three passes defended and one interception.
Jones spent the first two seasons of his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans (2005-2006). Despite troubles with the law, he found homes in both Dallas (2008) and Cincinnati (2010-2017) before winding up with the Broncos in 2018.
It is too early to see if Jones gets picked up by another team, or if this is the end of the road for the former first-round draft pick.