Rivers Deal Done?


Muckraker Mike says the Bengals and holdout first round pick Keith Rivers have reached a deal and that Rivers is en route to Cincinnati to sign it.

On the other hand, Bengals.com’s Geoff Hobson says that despite talks, no deal appears imminent

Believe who you will. Me, I’m rooting for Mike.

Update: Hobson updates the above story to add:

"One sign that the Bengals could be close to a deal with first-rounder Keith Rivers surfaced in a move after Tuesday’s practice. The Bengals left a roster spot open when they waived Ohio State rookie fullback Tyler Whaley and waived/injured cornerback Jonathan Zenon while signing only one player.With cornerback Ethan Kilmer still not practicing with an unknown ailment, they need corners desperately and opted to re-sign Jerid Gaines, a rookie free agent out of Miami of Ohio they cut just before camp.While progress appears to have been made, there was no sign of after Tuesday’s lone practice."