Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher confirmed a memo received from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that suspended cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones. He will not be allowed to take part in training camp.
Representatives for Jones, suspended for the entire 2007 season, had said that Goodell had left the door open for the cornerback to take part in training camp, but that door was slammed shut today with Jones being allowed only at camp once per week only for treatment, film study or counseling sessions.
“The request by Adam Jones to revise the terms of his suspension so he could participate in training camp has been denied,” the NFL said in a release.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher said the team had no input into Goodell’s denying of the request.
“We were notified by the commissioner office about Pac’s status for training camp, and the commissioner reiterated his original statement, which is what we expected, that he will not be allowed to participate in training camp. … It’s what we expected. We’ve moved on and we’re looking forward to filling the holes,” Fisher said.
In other news, Fisher indicated that not all of the Titans three remaining unsigned draft picks could be completed in time for Friday’s first day of work. Defensive back Michael Griffin, running back Chris Henry and receiver Paul Williams were still unsigned as of early Thursday afternoon.
Fisher said he is not worried, even if the players miss time early in camp.
“I’m confident that it’ll get done,” Fisher said. “Will it get done by tomorrow morning? I don’t know. The three that are remaining, all three players are smart, intelligent and had great off-season. I’m not concerned. I’m not going to kick and scream and call upstairs. We’ll get them in when the deals are done.”