The long offseason is finally over, Training Camp is here! The Bengals report to camp tomorrow with their first practice Friday.
In this week’s show:
Dre Kirkpatrick sidelined with an apparent knee fracture
Brandon Thompson finally signs his rookie deal
Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer agrees to an extension through 2014
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Defensive tackle Brandon Thompson, a third-round pick in April's NFL Draft, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced Wednesday. Thompson, 6-foot-2, 320 pounds, played collegiately at Clemson, where he started 37 of 53 games he played. He had a 208 tackles and 22.5 tackles for loss while at the ACC school. He was the last of 10 Bengals draft selections to sign a contract.
A couple of weeks ago Pro Football Talk released updated salary cap numbers, with the Bengals resting comfortably at $16.58 million under the salary cap. On Sunday Brian McIntyre with NFL.com, who uses a source with access to salary cap data, that number has further shrunk to $16,309,693. Considering that the Cincinnati Bengals haven't made a transaction since the team released...
There were two moves in the draft that very few of us saw coming: the selection of Brandon Thompson in round 3 and the selection of Orson Charles two picks later in round 4. Neither was a pick based on need, but both were great value picks who deepen strengths of the team.
I like the selection of Charles. The scouting report on him is really good, and his presence automatically...