Jones agreed in principle to a one-year deal with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers late Monday night and is expected to join the team as early as Wednesday.
“It’ll be a good experience for me to get back in game shape and compete and play football, which I like to do,” Jones told SI.com. “I’m real happy for the opportunity that’s been given to me. Of course it’s disappointing to me to not be playing in the NFL. But things happen and you have to adjust. “
It’s something that Jones may have to be able to adjust to permanently because it seems that there aren’t many takers left for him in the NFL.
Several NFL general managers said in the last week that Jones has the skill set to be a productive player, but one added: “He’s already got 2 1/2 strikes against him, so he’s just not worth the time.”
So now with his 1,000th chance in hand, let’s see if Pacman can finally prove that he’s changed enough for one last team to take that one last chance on him.
UPDATE: CFL team says it’s not signing ‘Pacman’ Jones (AP)