- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 20, 2008

The NFL is giving Adam “Pacman” Jones another chance.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday the suspended cornerback has been reinstated by league commissioner Roger Goodell, but he must miss two more games - this Sunday and the following game on Thanksgiving. He’ll be back Dec. 7 at Pittsburgh.

“He much appreciates the Cowboys and Jerry Jones for standing behind him and encouraging him, and he’s grateful to the commissioner,” said Worrick Robinson, Adam Jones’ Nashville-based attorney.

Jerry Jones would not reveal any conditions the commissioner may have imposed and the league office said it would not have any immediate comment. However, Robinson, said, “He knows what he has to do. It’s very clear.”

“He’s a long way, a long way from having clear sailing,” Jerry Jones said.

VIKINGS: Defensive end Jared Allen has been fined $25,000 for a recent spate of late hits, but he won’t be suspended.

He’s not planning to reduce his aggressiveness, either.

After his summons to NFL headquarters in New York on Tuesday, Allen returned to Winter Park, Minn., to continue resting and rehabilitating his sprained right shoulder.

BUCS: Leading rusher Earnest Graham will miss the rest of the season after injuring his right ankle during last week’s victory over Minnesota.

Graham limped off the field after his only carry against the Vikings. The Bucs said he hurt his ankle, but did not release specifics about the injury.

With Graham out, Warrick Dunn moves into the featured tailback role. He will be backed up by Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, who hasn’t played in a game since September 2007 because of a serious knee injury.

SEAHAWKS: Seattle placed Patrick Kerney on injured reserve, ending the season for its top pass rusher.

Kerney had shoulder surgery earlier this month. He injured it in a win at San Francisco on Oct. 26. It’s the same left shoulder on which Kerney had surgery last offseason to repair cartilage damage.

The two-time Pro Bowl defensive end had five sacks in seven games this season. This is the second time in three years his season has been cut short by injury.



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