Vet watch begins

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on April 27, 2010 – 8:26 pm

With the Ken Hamlin visit on Wednesday, the post-draft veteran watch begins.

But the Bengals wasted no time claiming a kid Tuesday when they plucked Cedric Peerman from waivers from the Lions. The Bengals eyed the 5-9, 210-pound Peerman before the Ravens drafted him in the sixth round last year and hopped all over him when Detroit cut him Monday.

They are looking for a backup that can go behind Cedric Benson, Brian Leonard and Bernard Scott, and be able to tote it 20 times in a game if Benson has to miss any length of time.

Here’s a prediction: The Bengals will find that guy when he gets cut in the preseason, and the guess is that it will be a guy with some pretty good experience.

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11 Responses to “Vet watch begins”

  1. By carson9 on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with some of the other fans from different threads about adding a 4th halfback. I don’t really see the need in it. A very physical fullback makes more sense. It appears that Jeremi Johnson wont re-sign at this point, and after watching “Hard Knocks” last year, our other option Fui appeared to be soft. Now I may be wrong on this, but I wouldve been thrilled if we wouldve drafted John Conner from Kentucky in the 5th instead of the OG. Having watched many SEC games, Conner was a bulldozer against the best Defensive Lines in the country, and wouldve been a steal.

  2. By mwindle1973 on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    Marshawn Lynch? He’s another troubled guy we could bring in here and straighten up :). Buffalo will surely drop him by the end of the preseason. Not sure who would come in here and sit behind Benson, and only come in when he’s injured like Johnson did. Unless like Johnson it’s someone who other teams will shy away from and who simply will want to spend a season here proving himself and setting up a starting role somewhere next season.

    Off the subject…but isn’t signing Reggie Kelly kind of like the situation when we cut Big Willie a couple of seasons ago. If we don’t just pay him and keep him here and take a chance. Not only can we lose out on his services. But he will most likely be signed by the Ravens or the Jets. They will gladly pay him (especially the Ravens) the sum he wants to get into our huddle. I bet that is part of what is holding up a deal here. Meaning he has other teams willing to offer more than we are. But I really think he wants to stay here, or he would’ve signed elsewhere. I know his injury is a major one, and sometimes ends careers. But for a blocking TE it is not as big of a deal than say a RB or CB.

  3. By jojozog on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    I bet the Bengals front office is kicking themselves for cutting FB Pressley at the end of camp last year. He is exactly what they need right now

  4. By blitz777 on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    I would love to see the Bengals bring Alan Faneca in this year. The Jets owe him 5.25 million, so we could pick him up easy for a little over vet minimum. He would be a huge anchor on that offensive line. He would be key to giving Palmer more time to throw and Benson more room to run….

  5. By chibengals on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    Will they take a look at Sharper for ball hawking skills. Our young secondary could learn from him. The way our safeties play we need some more because they’re always dinged up.

  6. By 2ndboot on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    Even though everyone seems to hate him I don’t.. Dan Coats might not be the best guy with hands on the team, but he’s also experienced at fullback which most of these “fans” seem to miss. He dropped a whole 7 passes last year, but still had a higher YPC avg than Caldwell. That aside from everything I’ve read about O’ Danny boy he’ll play hurt and is tough as nails, but people still think he’s unworthy of their armpit hairs.
    I hope to see him in a lot of games this year and even hope he snatches a few TDs to silence the so called ‘critics”. And these clowns wonder why he was signed right after the 09 season ended.. Well, DUHHHH!

  7. By carson9 on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    Sorry 2ndboot, like most fans we just dont understand the love affair with Coats. Yeah he tries hard, but that doesnt mean he’s good. A matter of fact lets look at his stats. Last year, he dropped 7 passes, but it was in 23 attempts. More disturbing then that was his fumble ratio. TWO fumbles with just 16 catches. To put things in perspective, Todd Heap of Balt. had 1 Fumble, but with 53 catches, not 16. Heath Miller of Pitts. had 2 fumblers also, but he hauled in 76 catches. And if you still need convincing, Zach Miller of the Horrible Raiders caught 66 passes from JaBlubber with ZERO fumbles. As for a Fullback, he did play fullback in 08, the year we couldnt run the ball. If you look at FBs, most of them short and heavy, at 6’3 he doesnt have the low center of gravity most FBs have to bulldoze LBers, and thus he sucked in 08

  8. By glencoebengal on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    Pressley, wasn’t he taken of ps last year?

  9. By jsmjohn on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    Dan Coats is a good guy from what I understand. He just does not have the physical skills and talent to play pro ball. Nut at TE and even to a greater degree at FB. We already know he can’t play. Lets bring in someone who still has a possible upside. With them at least there is a chance. With Coats there is no chance.It is time to cut and stop wasting time on deadwood and it doesn’t get any deader than Coats. Simpson is another one. In the last two years Simpson has one more completion than my mother and she has been dead fo 8 years. I look for improvement in a rookie and competence after the second year. If a guy can’t do that it is just time for them to go.and be someone elses problem.

  10. By 2ndboot on May 1, 2010 | Reply

    Tell that all to the coaching staff. I’m not the one you have to convince.
    I have no “love affair” for any players whatsoever, but if you do that’s your bag. My door swings one way.

  11. By jslaughte on May 2, 2010 | Reply

    To 2nd Boot (aka Daniel Coates’ brother)

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