I like Keith Rivers and think his performance on the field is much better than most Bengals perceive, mainly b.c of the top 10 expectations he came into the league with. Having said that, I do not think he's really an upgrade over any of our current starting LB's, don't get me wrong I think he's in the same class just not an upgrade. I like the depth of our LB's corps, especially with Donte Moch coming back into the mix and that's why I think the Bengals should consider moving Rivers before the trade deadline if it's possible.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not sure how healthy he his or what his trade value would even be worth but If I was the Bengals, I'd be putting a call into the Eagles right now. The Eagles had huge expectations this year and there defense desperately needs help, especially at LB postion and against the run. Again, not sure of his value but if I could get a 3rd or 4th round pick for him right now from a desperate team, I'd jump on it.
Just a thought I had as the trade deadline approaches.