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Texans Show Interest In Pacman?

From PFT's Rumor Mill:

In a development that either is evidence of the value of a solid cornerback-kick returner or proof that pro football teams are still willing to overlook the turdish behavior of talented players, it appears that multiple teams are interested in Tennessee Titans cornerback Pacman Jones.

According to the Tennesseean, the Cowboys, the Dolphins, the Lions, the Raiders, the Chiefs, the Texans, the Saints, and the Patriots have expressed "at least some level of interest."

Our guess is that someone is puffing a bit in the hopes of driving up the level of compensation that the Titans get for the sixth overall pick in the 2005 draft.  Miami V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells has said that he doesn't want "thugs and hoodlums," and Jones (in our opinion) is both.  And if the Patriots expressed "some level if interest" in Jones, the specific level of interest likely was "hardly any."

Then, we wouldn't be surprised to learn that Parcells and his son-in-law, Pats V.P. of player personnel Scott Pioli, have agreed to feign interest in Jones in the hopes that Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum would feel compelled to plunge into the bidding for a guy who would then contribute to a potential internal collapse of the franchise.

Aside from the fact that Pacman hasn't even been reinstated by Roger Goodell and may well miss part or all of the 2008 season, I cannot fathom a scenario where the Texans would have any substantive interest in this criminal.  Bringing Pacman on would seem to run directly against every standard and value Bob McNair has preached about since bringing the NFL back to Houston.  With all due respect to BFD, I'm vehemently opposed to even considering the option.  Let Pacman fulfill his destiny and become a Cowboy.