When the Titans parted ways with Adam “Pacman” Jones in 2008 following three controversy-filled seasons his career seemed headed nowhere.

Yet the cornerback/return man is set to begin his fourth season with the Bengals who play host to the Titans on Saturday. It will be his first appearance against his former team. He was injured and did not play when the Bengals visited LP Field in 2011.

“It is a credit to him” Titans coach Mike Munchak said of the 2005 first-rounder. “We drafted him and he came in here and made plays. … He had troubles got in issues but any time a player can find a way to recover from making mistakes and stay in the league it is good for him.

“I know for us it was disappointing for all of us that he couldn’t be here for a long time because the fans would have enjoyed watching that kid play. But he has worked his way through it and I’m happy for him.”

Jones was part of roughly a half-dozen incidents involving police during his time with the Titans. The NFL suspended him for the 2008 season. The Titans then traded Jones to the Cowboys who released him after one season. He landed with the Bengals in 2010.