The Dearly Departed, Week 2


Our weekly look at how notable Bengals free agent losses and cuts are faring.

During free agency ’08, the Bengals lost three players — Landon Johnson, Madieu Williams and Justin Smith — and in their final cuts released fan favorites Rudi Johnson and Willie Anderson, as well as Deltha O’Neal and Ahmad Brooks. So, how did this years’ crop of ex-Bengals fare in week 2?

  • Williams, now a Viking, is still out with a neck injury.
  • Anderson had a surprise bye week courtesy of Hurricane Ike.
  • Landon had 2 tackles in Carolina’s win over Chicago, bringing his season total to…2 tackles.
  • In Detroit’s 48-28 loss to Green Bay, Rudi had 2 yards on 1 carry. For the season, he has 4 rushes for 16 yards.
  • Deltha had 5 tackles in the Patriots’ victory over the Jets, bringing his season total to 8.
  • For the 49ers, Justin Smith had 4 tackles, bringing his season total to 11 tackles and half a sack, while Ahmad was inactive for the second straight week.