The Bengals are down to four defensive ends after Jimmy Verdon was released Friday. Antwan Odom signed a five year deal in March to become -- we're simply projecting here -- a situational pass rusher. The other bookend likely starting kickoff weekend is Robert Geathers. Both ends are signed through 2012. That leaves Jonathan Fanene and Frostee Rucker as the back ups which, in all reality, isn't that strong.
Undoubtedly the team will draft an end. Perhaps two if not three and let Rucker do what he does best. Not play.