Rudi Resurgent

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In an absolutely stunning development, today’s CBS Sportsline.com NFL home page features a top story about a Cincinnati Bengal who is NOT Chad Johnson! Wow. Just wow. I guess Clark Judge didn’t get the Ocho Memo, because instead of churning out the seemingly mandatory “trade/cut Chad” column, he give us his thoughts on Tres Dos.

While most of the media at Cincinnati’s mandatory minicamp focused on disgruntled wide receiver Chad Johnson last weekend, another Johnson — running back Rudi — was busy making an impression on coaches and teammates.

Holy crap, there were other Bengals besides Chad at minicamp? Well knock me over with a feather.

“Rudi had an outstanding offseason,” said Lewis, “and he’s gone back and rededicated himself to make sure his body is in shape. He’s coming back from a hamstring injury, and people don’t understand how (damaging) that can be. From what I’ve seen this spring, he’s done a good job with that. You see quickness in his cuts and things like that, and he’s stronger than he’s ever been.”

That should be music to any Bengals fans’ ears. Judge isn’t buying it yet, but is willing to give Rudi the benefit of the doubt due to last year’s injury. Per a team source, there will be no move to sign former Seahawk Shaun Alexander unless Rudi struggles heading into the season.

Elsewhere, Bengals.com finishes up its position roundup with a look at linebackers.

The Bengals are 1-point road favorites against Baltimore in week 1.

At safety, Kirkendall sees a black hole and wants to paint it (Marvin) White.

That video of K Shayne Graham’s pad wakes the CQ Bengals blog from its post-draft slumber.

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