On Monday, the Bengals and Bobbie Williams agreed to a two year deal. Per Joe Reedy, the deal will be for two seasons and a "little less than $3 million per year." The issue of whether Williams would sign a deal was academic. The issue, as we've been led to believe, is when the two sides would agree and when we can get on after the most obvious free agent signing of the offseason.
However another Bengals guard hasn't been so fortunate. Word is that Jason Shirley's season is in jeopardy. Per Geoff Hobson:
SHIRLEY INJURED: Bengals guard Jason Shirley is feared lost for the season after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a torn Achilles. The 6-5, 338-pound Shirley apparently was injured playing in a charity basketball game with a team of Bengals over the weekend. Shirley, a defensive tackle taken in the fifth round out of Fresno State in 2008, moved to the offensive line early in the last training camp and was on the practice squad all year. He is looking at the very least at a six-month rehab, which would bring him to October.
As a last resort before being cut last year, Jason Shirley heeded Marvin Lewis' advice to move from defensive tackle to offensive guard during training camp. And for his part, he did well during the transition. Even though he was one of the cuts during final cut down day last year, Shirley signed on with the team's practice squad the next day.