Hump Day Headlines: Props for Antwan Odom


PFW’s Dan Arkush picks DE Antwan Odom as one of the top 10 free agent pickups of the offseason.

"9) DE Antwan Odom / Bengals — He’s the Bengals’ new left end, replacing the more high-profile Justin Smith, who signed with the Niners. Odom registered eight sacks last season for the Titans (Smith had two for the Bengals). The guess here is that his long arms, sound technique and big-time motor will make him a surprisingly big hit in Cincy, even though he will no longer be benefiting from playing opposite the extremely underrated Kyle Vanden Bosch."

Former Bengals S Madieu Williams, now a Viking, also makes the list, as does almost-Bengals DT Shaun Rogers.

DT Domata Peko just barely makes Pete Prisco’s list of upcoming breakout players.

Carson Palmer currently has the sixth-best career passing rating of all time. Former Bengals greats Ken Anderson (28) and Boomer Esiason (35) also make the cut, as does one-time Cincy hurler Neil O’Donnell (30).

The Chickster wants the Bengals to go get Kevin Jones.

Bengals special teams coach Darrin Simmons says the competition at safety is tough and that the team will be forced to “let go a good player who can play in this league.”