A 2012 college free agent signee with Dallas, Adams joined Bengals practice squad on Sept. 2, after spending preseason with Cowboys ... Earned all-conference honors each of final three seasons at Columbia University.
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Signed with Dallas as college free agent on May 4 ... Played in two preseason games for Dallas, and waived on Aug. 31 ... Signed on Sept. 2 to Bengals practice squad.
Pro Bowl cornerback Adam Jones, a budding college scout who covers more ground than his punt returns, is in the wings if the personnel department needs him. On Monday he praised the Bengals draft room for the selection of Houston cornerback William Jackson at No. 24, declaring him a better prospect than the draft’s No. 1 corner.
The call came for Darius Hillary in the lightning round, the half hour or so of madness right after the draft, otherwise known as college free agency. The flash could end in a father-son Bengals combo.