Prosecutor awaits league’s sanctions on Bengals’ Jones
CINCINNATI — An Ohio prosecutor says he wants to know what punishment Adam “Pacman” Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals faces from the NFL before deciding how to proceed over Jones’ latest arrest. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe
told WKRC-TV that he’s asking “what is the normal” for a player with multiple offenses and who’s been suspended before.
An NFL spokesman told The Associated Press on Thursday that Jones’ case is “under review” and declined to comment further.
Jones was jailed Jan. 3 on charges he head-butted police and spit on a nurse after his arrest for assault. Authorities say he was so combative he had to be placed in a restraint chair.
Linebackers coach Matt has been promoted to defensive coordinator as a replacement for Vance Joseph, the Denver Broncos’ new coach.
Burke joined the Dolphins in 2016 and coached an injury-plagued unit led by linebacker Kiko Alonso.
Burke was also linebackers coach for the Lions (2009-13) and Bengals (2014-15). He was an assistant with the Titans from 2004 to 2008.
He takes over a unit that allowed a franchise-record 6,122 yards, even though the Dolphins won 10 games and made the playoffs for the first time in eight years.
Ravens: Baltimore has hired Greg Roman to be its senior offensive assistant and tight ends coach.
Roman was fired as the Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator two weeks into the 2016 season. He came to Buffalo in 2015 after spending four seasons as offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers.
Roman will work with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Roman returns to the Ravens after serving as the team’s assistant offensive line coach from 2006-07.
Jets: Defensive lineman Leonard Williams is replacing injured pass rusher Khalil Mack of the Oakland Raiders in the Pro Bowl.
Williams, who led the Jets with seven sacks and 25 quarterback hits in his second NFL season, was initially selected as a first alternate to the AFC team.
It will be the first Pro Bowl appearance for Williams, selected with the No. 6 overall pick by the Jets in the 2015 draft. He was the youngest player in franchise history to be selected team MVP this season.