ESPN reports that Adam “Pacman” Jones will not be have his suspension shortened by the NFL and will sit out the entire 2007 season.
The Titans, who have replaced their best defensive player, had been expecting the suspension to stand.
“As we have said all through this process, we understood the suspension was for a year and made preparations to move our team forward without Adam Jones,” the team said in a statement. “We will continue to monitor his situation and will address his future when he is reinstated by the commissioner.”
The Titans are doing fine at cornerback without Pacman. 2007 first-round pick Michael Griffin, a college safety, was chosen by the Titans to play cornerback, but second-year cornerback Cortland Finnegan has played so well that the Titans are starting Griffin at free safety. Free agent Nick Harper is holding down the left cornerback slot.