Agent: Lions, 49ers, Bengals express interest in Pacman

Adam "Pacman" Jones is trying hard for a 2010 comeback.

At least three teams -- the Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals -- have expressed "great interest" in the troubled cornerback, though no signing was imminent, agent Ray Savage told the The Associated Press on Friday.

All three teams have met with Jones, and he could make return visits with them next week, a source told NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Age: 26

Experience: 3 seasons

Games: 39

Interceptions 4

"Nothing's imminent, and I'm hopeful to schedule visits here in the next week or two," said Savage, whose comments came two days after Lions coach Jim Schwartz said his team was "definitely interested" in signing Jones.

Schwartz said Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting that the Lions were gathering more information about Jones' level of commitment and how he could fit in their system.

A report surfaced Friday that Jones had agreed to terms with the Lions, but MLive.com cited a source close to the situation saying the team hasn't reached a deal with Jones. Another source told the Web site that the report of an agreement was "way off base."

The Lions were among a few teams that worked out Jones last week in New Orleans. Savage said Jones worked out earlier in the year for the Bengals, "and we're hopeful that we'll be back in Cincinnati here in the next week. And we're trying to coordinate with San Francisco to get out there and meet with them."

However, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat quoted 49ers director of player personnel Trent Baalke as saying Friday, "At this time, there is absolutely no interest in Pacman. And I don't see that changing."

In the meantime, trainer Duke Rousse is putting Jones through two-a-days in New Orleans. Rousse said Jones has put on 13 pounds -- he's now at 181 -- and still clocks in the sub-4.5-second range in the 40-yard dash.

"He looks awesome," Rousse said. "Physically he's ready (to play in the NFL next season)," but "the big question is not his speed or what he can do on the field."

Jones once was considered a promising NFL star, but his repeated run-ins with the law have derailed his career.

The 26-year-old ex-West Virginia standout was an elite cornerback and kick returner in his first two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, with whom Schwartz was the defensive coordinator. However, Jones was suspended for the 2007 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for a number of off-the-field incidents.

The Dallas Cowboys traded for Jones in 2008. Before that time, he had been arrested six times and involved in 12 episodes requiring police intervention since being drafted in the first round. He got into a scuffle with a bodyguard who was part of a team-employed security detail in October 2008 and again was suspended.

The Cowboys released Jones after the 2008 season in which he averaged just 4.5 yards per punt return and was spotty at cornerback. He didn't play last season.

During their training sessions, Rousse said, Jones has been a model citizen, even spending time with a few dozen high schoolers who visit the training complex some afternoons.

"I have a lot of kids that came from the same background that he's come from," Rousse said. "And he basically preaches: 'Learn from your mistakes.' ... Just from a mentorship (standpoint), he's been awesome for the guys down here -- all my high school athletes."

Rousse said he believes Jones won't get in trouble again if an NFL team gives him a chance.

"I think he's learned, and he's matured," Rousse said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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