Cedric Benson is suspended for this week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, meaning that there is an extra roster spot available. Adam Jones, who was only cleared for practice this week, has been activated to take that final spot. He’ll be competing for the third cornerback spot with fellow first-rounder Kelly Jennings, as well as 2009 sixth rounder Morgan Trent.
Teammates are excited about Pacman’s return, as he is well known for his speed and playmaking ability. His instincts might help the defensive unit pick off a few more balls; they only have 2 interceptions for the entire year.
Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer shared this about the return of Pacman:
“I think he’s going to help a lot,” said defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. “He’s a good kid that has come in here and done everything that we’ve asked him to do. He’s had some trouble in the past, but for some reason, I have a tremendous relationship with the kid. He needs to have somebody who will discipline him and tell him what’s right and wrong. He’s a tremendous athlete – he’s quick, he’s smart, he’s tough, he’s physical, and all of those things will help us a lot.”
When Benson returns next week, someone will need to be waived from the team. The move will likely come from the secondary, after the addition of Pacman brings the total number of secondary players to 11.