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UPDATE: Coats' Deal Worth $460,000 for one year


[Kirkendall Update: The deal is for one year, worth $460,000]

The Bengals will be keeping fullback Daniel Coats around for a few more seasons after he was re-signed earlier today.  Coats is primarily a blocking fullback, but he has been an effective outlet for Bengals quarterbacks.  In two seasons, Coats has 14 catches for 141 yards; meaning, while he may not be a Moose Johnston-type of threat, defenses need to be aware of his pass-catching ability when comes out of the backfield.

Perhaps Coats returning will make Cedric Benson's decision a little easier.  Of course, that all depends on whether or not the Bengals even make Benson an offer.