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'Pacman' Jones won't join CFL's Winnipeg

Blue Bombers say that they are no longer pursuing the controversial former NFL cornerback.

September 03, 2009|Wire Reports

Adam "Pacman" Jones won't be playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after all.

The Canadian Football League team announced Wednesday it had ended its pursuit of the controversial ex-NFL cornerback, one day after multiple reports said Jones would play for the team.

"It is unfortunate that this situation became public; however, our position has remained consistent," Blue Bombers Coach Mike Kelly said in a statement, adding, "We have completed our assessment and due diligence and at this time we will not be pursuing the services of Adam Jones."

Jones is a former first-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans who has twice been suspended by the NFL.

Marshall rumors

Moving to quell rumors, Denver Coach Josh McDaniels said the team had not held any talks involving a trade of suspended wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

"We're looking forward to having Brandon back on Sept. 6 and starting our preparations for Cincinnati with him," McDaniels said.

There were reports the New York Jets would be interested in trading for Marshall.

Quick hits

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to issue a ruling on the possible full reinstatement of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick before Saturday's mandatory league-wide cutdown to the 53-man roster, league sources told ESPN. . . . The Jets signed veteran Ben Hartsock to a one-year deal, filling their need for a blocking tight end, his agent told the Associated Press. . . . San Diego Chargers Coach Norv Turner confirmed that LaDainian Tomlinson will not play in Friday's exhibition finale against San Francisco. . . . Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre will not play in the exhibition finale Friday against Dallas.

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