The Bengals beat the free agency starting gun by re-signing defensive end Wallace Gilberry on Tuesday.
Terms of the deal were not released but according to ProFootballTalk.com Gilberry will receive a three-year deal worth 6.75 million. Gilberry, who was signed as a free agent after being released by Tampa Bay on Sept. 14 last year, played in 14 games plus the playoffs for the Bengals in a reserve role behind starting ends Michael Johnson and Robert Geathers. Gilberry finished the season with career-highs in tackles (34), sacks (6.5), and fumble recoveries (three).
He scored his first career touchdown with a 25-yard fumble return against Philadelphia in a 34-13 win on the road in Week 15.
Gil came in and helped us right away last season, said defensive line coach Jay Hayes. Hes an active guy with a nose for making plays. Were glad to have him back, and to get him this year in time for a full run in our offseason program.
Free agency and the 2013 NFL calendar year begin today at 4 p.m...