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SAM linebacker Rashad Jeanty signs tender worth $1.545 million

All we needed was Rashad Jeanty to sign his deal and the Bengals would complete their restricted free agent signings for the year; well, because today is the deadline. Brandon Johnson signed yesterday, and according to PFT, Rashad Jeanty signed his one-year tender worth $1.545 million today.

According to, in 2008 Jeanty recorded 97 tackles, including 15 on special teams. He tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles and recorded two tackles-for-loss and five quarterback hurries. Jeanty won the 2008 Ed Block Courage Award. Jeanty originally was given the starting SAM linebacker spot after David Pollack suffered a career-ending injury against the Browns.