Greg Brooks signed his one-year, tender offer of $850,000 on Monday. Brooks, a 2004 sixth-round draft pick, has spent most of his career on Injured Reserve. He missed 2004 after a hamstring injury. Brooks, mostly a special teams player, went back on IR in early November, 2006. Brooks becomes the fifth cornerback signed to the off-season roster and 10th in the secondary overall.
Tab Perry, another 2006 injury victim, is finally cleared. Perry is likely to take on a larger role this season. He was an example on why you should take out key contributors in a blowout games.
Carson Palmer's off-season is much more relaxed; and in a sense, purposeful.
Palmer spent much of the last off-season intensely rehabbing his knee, enjoying coverboy status on SI, and answering the same questions to the Cincinnati press about the progress of his rehab.