Report: Pacman pursued by 49ers, Lions

Updated: March 19, 2010, 7:40 PM ET
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Leading up to the pro-day style workout Adam "Pacman" Jones held Friday for NFL scouts, the troubled cornerback privately met with the San Francisco 49ers last week, according to NFL.com.

Jones was also scheduled to meet with the Detroit Lions on Friday morning, according to the report.

A league source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Jones did work out for teams Friday in New Orleans.

According to NFL.com, the 49ers, Lions, Jaguars and Saints were expected to be at the workout.

A high-ranking team source told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen that the Saints were not at the workout and they have zero interest in Jones.

League sources told Schefter that Jones worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals on Feb. 11 in what was thought to be the cornerback's first workout with an NFL team since the Dallas Cowboys released him in February 2009.

Jones has avoided trouble since his last brush with the law in October 2008. He was involved in an alcohol-related incident with a bodyguard assigned to him by the Cowboys, and hotel employees called police. No arrests were made nor charges filed. But the NFL suspended Jones for four games because the incident was a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.

Jones began his time in Dallas under close league scrutiny after he was suspended for the entire 2007 season for multiple violations of the conduct policy while he was a member of the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys traded for Jones before his suspension was over, and he was reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Aug. 28, 2008.

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