Joe Reedy passes along a Tweet from Brad Johansen that the Bengals and Cedric Benson have begun to discuss an extension. I think the team is wise to kick-start the process, but I’m not sure I’d break the ban for Ced. I love what he’s done for the Bengals, but with last season’s carries and that dreaded 30 approaching (trust me, I’m close myself, it hurts) Benson’s retainer should be reasonable.
Jordan Shipley continues to generate buzz in Bengaldom. Geoff “One Man Gang” Hobson had a nice feature on him today and James Walker listed him as an AFC North rookie who could surprise. Andre Caldwell’s experience and performance (he supposedly had a great minicamp) will probably get him the starting nod at No. 3 receiver, but Shipley – if he continues to impress – should see the field quite a bit, especially later in the year.