The most recent Cincinnati Bengals punt return that was brought back for a touchdown was Adam “Pacman” Jones in 2012, up until this past Sunday when fourth-round rookie Charlie Jones took one 81 yards to the house.
Pacman’s return was Sept. 16 of that year against the Cleveland Browns, so it was one day after the 11-year mark had passed since the team’s last. It was also the longest from a Bengals returner since 2000 when Peter Warrick took one back 82 yards.
It has been a while since the Bengals have had a punt returner that is a legitimate threat to break off a run for a touchdown, but it seems like Jones is breaking that streak with his 4.43 40-yard dash time he impressed the team with at the combine.
It was the 17th time a player in a Bengals uniform was able to find the endzone on a punt return, but it still wasn’t enough to beat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2.
— Pro Football Reference (@pfref) September 17, 2023