BENGALS TRADE FOR DT SHAUN ROGERS
Today, the Bengals made their first deal of free agency. Oddly, they made a trade, not signing a free agent. Detroit DT Shaun Rogers was worth a third and fifth round draft pick. This trade seems to signal the Bengals are moving towards a 3-4 defense, although Coach Lewis has not made any public comments.
The Bengals did sign one of their own today, rewarding LB Dhani Jones with a new three year contract for his solid play this past season. Another sign the Bengals are moving towards the 3-4 defense is the scheduled visit by DE Antwan Odom, a free agent from the Titans. This Sunday there is also a belief that former Chargers safety Marlon McCree will be visiting Paul Brown Stadium. A signing of McCree could offset the loss of Williams who signed with Minnesota today.