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Cincinnati Bengals Strategy and Personnel 2009-04-17


Cincinnati Bengals Strategy and Personnel 2009-04-17
FRANCHISE PLAYER: PK Shayne Graham: Tendered at $2.483M.


TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--CB Jamar Fletcher signed with the Bengals after Week 3 and made two starts. He is best suited as a nickel corner and is not a high priority to re-sign.

--C Eric Ghiaciuc started all 16 games for the first time in his career. He is a good pass blocker but has been overmatched against nose tackles in the AFC North. He is not expected to return.

--DT John Thornton has been one of the emotional leaders of the defense during his six-year stay with the club. The team is looking at the possibility of bringing him back in a reserve role.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered)

--S John Busing (not tendered as RFA) saw most of his action on special teams and limited action in the secondary.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--LB Rashad Jeanty (tendered at $1.545M with second-round pick as compensation) made 15 starts and was fourth on the team in tackles and second on special teams. He is a disruptive pass rusher and good tackler.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--WR Laveranues Coles: UFA Jets; $28M/4 yrs, $3M SB/$4.75M RB; 2009 cap: $7.45M.

--DT Tank Johnson: UFA Cowboys; $620,000/1 yr.

--QB J.T. O'Sullivan: UFA 49ers; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

--P Ryan Plackemeier (waivers Redskins).

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--RB Cedric Benson: UFA; $7M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--LB/DE Darryl Blackstock: Potential UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--FB/TE Daniel Coats: Potential ERFA; terms unknown.

--S Chris Crocker: UFA; $10M/4 yrs, $3.5M SB.

--RB DeDe Dorsey (not tendered as RFA); terms unknown.

--DT Orien Harris: ERFA; terms.

--LB Brandon Johnson: RFA; $1.545M/1 yr.

PLAYERS LOST

--OT Stacy Andrews: UFA Eagles, $40.98M/6 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: UFA Bills; $6.9M/3 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--WR Glenn Holt: Not tendered as RFA/Vikings; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh: UFA Seahawks; $40M/5 yrs, $15M guaranteed.

--S Dexter Jackson (released().

--LB Corey Mays: Not tendered as RFA/Chiefs; terms unknown.



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 17, 2009

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