The Cleveland Browns, with an entirely new regime and coaching staff intending to implement a 3-4 base defense, announced on Tuesday that they've released former Bengals defensive end Frostee Rucker. After signing a five-year deal worth $20.5 million with a $5 million signing bonus, Rucker generated a career-high 48 tackles and four quarterback sacks in 2012.
Once Rucker left Cincinnati for Cleveland, the Bengals attempted to replace him through free agency with players like Derrick Harvey and Jamaal Anderson, but neither produced -- the former was released during trainng camp and the latter suffered a season ending injury in Week Two.
The Bengals have Robert Geathers, Wallace Gilberry and Michael Johnson entering the offseason as unrestricted free agents. Just saying.
Now who wants to join me on the "bring Frostee back" bandwagon?