Found March 24, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Cincinnati Bengals are suddenly becoming more active in free agency now that the first wave of signings have been made. At this point, you're not going to find any star-caliber free agents left to sign, and the best you can hope for at this point is to find a borderline-starter or a quality backup. R.J. Stanford would fit that bill, and he's signing with the Bengals, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun and National Football Post. A defensive back by way of Utah, Stanford played for the Miami Dolphins the previous two seasons after two years with the Carolina Panthers. He has 39 career tackles, one pass deflection and one interception. He's been a career backup and special-teamer who only figures to add depth behind Adam Jones, Terence Newman, Leon Hall (once healthy) and probably Dre Kirkpatrick. Stanford began his college career as a running back before transitioning to the cornerback position midway through his freshman year. He ran a 4.29 40-time in ...
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