Karlos Dansby says former Browns safety, Donte Whitner, would be the addition the Bengals need for a Super Bowl run
One of the Bengal’s newest additions, Karlos Dansby is doing his best to add to an already stacked Bengals defense. Dansby, who has already said he’s never been around this much talent, according to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports and Sirius XM Radio, is trying to recruit former teammate Donte Whitner.
Whitner played strong safety last season for the Browns. He strung together a decent season with a struggling Browns team. He had 82 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Whitner is 30 years old, and Dansby thinks he could be a missing piece to a Bengals Super Bowl run.
The Bengals and Whitner are familiar with Whitner. Not just in the AFC North rivalry, but they actually had him signed 5 years ago, but he “spurned the Bengals to sign with the 49ers.” The Bengals can forgive, but can they forget? That last act by Whitner here might overtake any convincing that Karlos Dansby can try.
That aside, this free agent signing could make sense for the Bengals. The safety position is thin with experience, and Whitner, nicknamed “Hitner,” could help bring more attitude to a great Bengals secondary, and of course, great experience.
Whitner could be a great option behind George Iloka and Shawn Williams, who have had their fair share of injuries in the past years. Derron Smith is unproven, and I think Taylor Mays, who is in his second stint with the Bengals, has proven who he is, and its nothing to go wild about.
We’ll keep a pulse on this story here at Stripe Hype to see if Dansby can make it happen!