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Report: Pacman thinks he's through in Tennessee, eyes No. 21

Updated: March 30, 2008, 5:09 PM ET

Adam "Pacman" Jones is confident he's through with the Tennessee Titans -- and he has already chosen a number he'd like to wear with the Cowboys if he lands in Dallas.

Pacman On Dubious History

In his appearance Monday on The Michael Irvin Show on 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas, Pacman Jones, right, spoke about his childhood, the Las Vegas incident, and the measures he's taking to try and better his life. Listen

"I really think my days being a Titan [are] over with," Jones said Saturday, according to The (Nashville) Tennessean. "I enjoyed my stay here. I just think my days as a Titan [are] over with."

Jones, appearing at a charity basketball game at Tennessee State University with rosters made up of current and former Titans, signed his name and the number 21 on a football that was being auctioned off for charity instead of the number 32 he wore in two seasons in Nashville.

Asked if that was wishful thinking, he said "that's your idea," according to the report. But Jones also said he believed Deion Sanders, whom he considers a friend, would let him wear the No. 21 that "Prime Time" wore with the Cowboys, according to the report.

Jones, who is still serving an indefinite suspension from the NFL after several run-ins with the law, is reportedly the subject of trade talks between the Titans and Cowboys. Last week, reported the Cowboys had offered the Titans an additional player after a proposed trade of a seventh-round draft pick for Jones was turned down. "The kid was the sixth pick in the [2005] draft and we need to get something of value in return," an unnamed Titans official told the Web site.

Asked Saturday what his value should be in the trade market, Jones said "I would say a first-round pick if I had to say something, but that ain't up to me," The Tennessean reported.

Former Titans quarterback Steve McNair, who was one of the coaches at the charity basketball game, said he's hopeful for Jones' future, according to the report.

"He understands his goal now in life is to get back on the football field," McNair said, according to the report. "He's got great talent, his personality is changing to the best and that's what you have to do.

"Sometimes you have to go through some trials and tribulations, some bad things to get the taste of being left behind. And I think he's felt that. I think he's willing to come back and work hard and get back on the football field."

Jones has stated his willingness to renegotiate the contract and his agent, Manny Arora, met with Cowboys officials last week.

Titans coach Jeff Fisher has said the team has given Jones permission to look for a new team.

"We've given them permission to look for a new home and whatever happens after that happens," Fisher told The Tennessean last week. "He's entitled to his opinion. I know he has enjoyed the time that he has spent here on the football field. But because of his choices and such off the field, he's created a situation where he's going to have to look elsewhere."

Related Topics: NFL, Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, Pacman Jones


Adam "Pacman" Jones was suspended for the 2007 NFL season amid several legal skirmishes. His playing future rests in the hands of commissioner Roger Goodell, who expects to weigh a possible 2008 reinstatement before training camp opens in July. A look at coverage of Jones:


August 2008
• Jones submits NFL reinstatement letter
June 2008
• Goodell grants Pacman partial reinstatement
May 2008
• Pacman meets with commish Goodell
• Pacman pays gambling debt; case closed
• Cowboys could use Pacman at wide receiver
• Source: Meeting must happen before reinstatement
• Pacman puts house on market for $1.8M
• Emmitt's advice to Pacman: Make better choices
• Report: Suspect accuses Pacman of framing him
April 2008
• NFL approves Jones' trade to Cowboys
• Pacman signs Cowboys contract
• Hall of Famer Brown offers to help Pacman
• Police: Pacman paid 'extortion' cash in shooting
• Police make arrest in strip-club shooting
• Goodell: Trade won't affect reinstatement
• Pacman: Trade first, then reinstatement
• Sources: Pacman offers pay concession to Titans
• Pacman returns to Atlanta routes for charity work
• Goodell: Pacman decision to come before camp
March 2008
• Source: Cowboys-Titans Pacman talks stall
• Report: Pacman thinks he's through with Titans
• Report: Cowboys add to trade offer for Pacman
Feb. 2008
• Pacman may have to re-petition Goodell to return
• Source: Pacman still frequenting strip clubs
Jan. 2008
• NFL asking to be dropped from Pacman lawsuit
• Ga. assault complaint against Pacman withdrawn
• Pacman accused of punching woman at strip club
• Judge cuts Titans out of Pacman lawsuit in Vegas
Dec. 2007
• NFL denies Pacman's appeal to return in 2007
• Union appeals Pacman's 'excessive' suspension
• Pacman pleads no contest in strip club melee
• Goodell reviewing union Pacman appeal
Nov. 2007
• Judge accepts 'Pacman' plea agreement
• Union appeals to commish to reduce Pacman ban
• Report: Some Titans want Pacman back
• Pacman won't be reinstated early
Oct. 2007
• Strip club manager sues Pacman, Titans, NFL
• Report: Pacman says he's earned early return
Sept. 2007
• Pacman wins tag-team title
August 2007
• Pacman to try hand at hip-hop
• Pacman to set record straight in interview
• Pacman makes TNA debut
• Pacman's ticket violations dismissed
• Arrests? By Pacman's count, he's only had two
July 2007
• Pacman defense expected to enter not guilty plea
• NFL may allow Pacman to work out with Titans
• Lawyer: Deputy pledged to pull over Pacman
• Vegas charges may affect Pacman's Tenn. plea
June 2007
• Vegas bouncer sues Pacman
• VY: Teammates feel Pacman doesn't care
• Cops seek Pacman about shooting involving crew
May 2007
• Paralyzed victim rebuilds life
• Sources: Pacman at strip club before hearing
March/April 2007
• Pacman takes out ad to apologize
• NFL bans Jones for 2007 season
• Pacman-related incidents


• Why Jerry Jones takes risks
• Third-and-Short: Player conduct
• Pasquarelli: Titans picking up the pieces
• Garber: Pacman gifted on field, troubled off it
• Ex-Titans GM Reese: We tried to help Pacman