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The Bengals have signed free agent cornerback Jason Allen from Houston and agreed to a four-year deal with safety Reggie Nelson, who was one of their unrestricted free agents.
The moves on Monday bolster a secondary that was one of their main concerns in the offseason. Top cornerback Leon Hall is recovering from a torn left Achilles tendon.
Allen played in all 18 games for the Texans and their first-round playoff victory over Cincinnati, getting four interceptions overall last season. He was a Dolphins first-round pick in 2006 and joined the Texans last season.
Nelson started every game for the Bengals last season and led the team with four interceptions. He's entering his third season with Cincinnati.
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The Bengals stopped sitting on their hands and started making some moves in free agency with the acquisitions of Travelle Wharton and Jason Allen and the re-signing of Reggie Nelson. Like everyone else, I was disillusioned at first as other teams opened up the vaults for Robert Meachem, Carl Nicks, and Ben Grubbs, among others. [...]
By failing to sign an established free agent wide receiver to play opposite A.J. Green, the Bengals have created a storm that will continue to build as to who should fill that role. One of the guys standing at the center of that storm is University of Cincinnati product Armon Binns. Unless the Bengals decide [...]
The Bengals have a big hole opposite A.J. Green that needs to be filled. They need someone who can exploit opportunities when A.J. is double-covered. With the names we wanted to see fill that spot donning other uniforms (while the Bengals were sitting idly), the pickin’s are getting slim. We are now down to guys [...]
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cincinnati Bengals have re-sign safety Reggie Nelson. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed yet.
Re-signing Nelson was a priority for the Bengals after the great season he had in helping the Bengals get back to the playffos. He racked up 85 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 4 interceptions.
The Bengals finally put their money where there proverbial mouth is yesterday, jumping into the free agent fray with both feet by bringing in two players at positions of need in guard Travelle Wharton and defensive back Jason Allen. Wharton, Carolina’s 3rd-round pick in the 2004 draft, has been a constant starter for the Panthers at [...]
Running back Michael Bush is slated to visit the Bengals on Monday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The bruiser would make a solid upgrade at running back for Cincinnati with Cedric Benson likely to exit in free agency, and could form a potent tandem with Bernard Scott. Bush would hold nice appeal as a No. 2 fantasy back, but of course that could change if the...
There’s a good chance this week you’ll be hearing quite a bit about Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Laura Vikmanis. Laura holds the NFL record for oldest cheerleader – 43. Of course her story dominated the cheerleading circuit in 2011 when it became a sensation. The offers soon followed Guess what comes out this week? Yep, the book. And there are boob references.
In most cases, there can be unrest in locker rooms due to the lack of team chemistry. However, in the case of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders, the "Ben-Gals," theirs is divided because some of the girls have breast implants. Laura Vikmanis, 43, is the oldest cheerleader on the squad. She recently told the Cincinnati Enquirer that "the most prominent division on...
With there being plenty of concerns about the state of the Bengals' secondary, there has been a ray of hope the past couple weeks in the comeback of Leon Hall.
Four months after tearing his Achilles in a Week 10 loss to the Steelers, Hall is doing running and backpedaling as he has still targeted a return for the start of training camp.
"In six weeks I made a lot of inroads...
It is fair to be disappointed about Reggie Nelson clearly using the New York Jets to jack up the price on the Cincinnati Bengals, who he chose to re-sign with. Nelson is a rangy, athletic player who would have been an immediate upgrade at free safety. However, Nelson is a good…not great player and thus not worth despairing over for too long. It is certainly too early to feel...
Can you believe it’s been 48 days since our last podcast? With Free Agency and the new league year kicking off last week, there couldn’t be a better time for us to return! Joining us this week is Bengals.com’s Geoff “Butch” Hobson where he helps us break down the Bengals early moves in Free Agency. [...]
After the Jets failed to sign Reggie Nelson, Antonio Cromartie tweeted that he'd be willing to change positions if it would help the team.