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Bengals CB Adam 'Pacman' Jones finally settles in, overcoming years of off-field problems

  • Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones talks with wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) during NFL football practice, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)The Associated Press

  • Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones tosses a football during NFL football practice, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)The Associated Press

  • Cincinnati Bengals linebackers James Harrison (92) and Rey Maualuga talk during NFL football practice, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)The Associated Press

  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green yawns during NFL football practice, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)The Associated Press

  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton rolls out to pass during NFL football practice, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)The Associated Press

Adam "Pacman" Jones is finally in a comfortable place.

The cornerback has developed into a regular with the Cincinnati Bengals, who gave him a final chance after years of off-field problems and missed opportunities. Jones started five games last season, played in all of them and returned kickoffs and punts.

He's starting to meet those expectations that came with being a first-round pick in 2005. He was repeatedly suspended, missing the entire 2007 season, and he sat out the 2009 season when no NFL team was interested.

Coach Marvin Lewis says Jones has developed into a better student of the game during his three years in Cincinnati. Jones says he's found a comfort zone in the locker room, where he's been able to blend in as just another player.