Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 2/14/12
ROSTEROLOGY Under contract (length of deal per NFLPA contract records): Robert Geathers (through 2012), Michael Johnson (though 2012), Geno Atkins (through 2013), Carlos Dunlap (through 2013), Domata Peko (through 2014). Free agents: Unrestricted – Jonathan Fanene, Pat Sims, Frostee Rucker; Exclusive rights – Nick Hayden End of season depth chart: LDE – Robert Geathers, Carlos Dunlap; NT – Domata Peko, Nick Hayden; DT – Geno Atkins, Jonathan Fanene; RDE – Frostee Rucker, Michael Johnson, Jonathan Fanene; Injured reserve – Pat Sims Coach: Jay Hayes STATE OF POSITION Is it better or worse compared to this time last year? Better. With 34.5 of the Bengals 45 sacks coming from the line, there was a consistent pass rush for most of the year. It is also a younger unit after Antwan Odom and Tank Johnson were released during the preseason. FINAL GRADE ON 2011 (B) Each of the eight linemen on the opening week roster had at least a sack this season, which is a big change from 2010 when it seem...
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