It was written that Peter Warrick was working out with the team on Tuesday. Production wise, he's degraded since 2003. But sentimentally, I hoped he would sign. Warrick, the Bengals 2000 first round pick, had never fulfilled the expectations that come with being the #4 pick. It took until his fourth season to set career highs in receptions (79), yards receiving (819) and touchdowns (7). Injury has prevented him from touching his 2003 numbers -- only 22 receptions and 307 receiving yards since.
Earlier in the week, I pointed out my favorite Peter Warrick moment was the 68-yard punt return for touchdown against Kansas City. He also had a magnificent 77-yard touchdown reception. The 24-19 win against the then undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, goes down as one of my favorites games since Marvin Lewis took over. The others include, but not limited to:
- The Bengals 38-31 win over the Steelers in 2005.
- The Bengals 58-48 win over the Cleveland Browns in 2004.
- The Bengals 37-45 loss to the Colts. Yea, I know it's a loss, but that was one helluva entertaining game.
Perhaps discussing our favorite games is something we can do down the line during the dogmatic times of the off-season.
You can view this week's injury updates here. The biggest note here is that Antonio Chatman was placed on Injured Reserve to free up a spot for the lethal (really, that could go in any direction), Chris Henry. Now we're watching the tribulations of Chris Henry.
The Bengals star players are on pace to have seasons that are below 2005.
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Now that we are entering the second half of the season, NBC will start implementing their "flexible schedule" picking up the better match-ups of the weekend. What are the chances the Bengals get an afternoon game moved to primetime?
Here's the primer against Atlanta.