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Bengals Sign Four Restricted Free Agents And Five Exclusive-Rights Free Agents

The Cincinnati Bengals confirmed multiple moves Friday evening, addressing more unfinished business regarding their own free agents. Nine players were signed to one-year contracts, four restricted free agents and five exclusive-rights free agents (two years of experience or less).

  • Quarterback Jordan Palmer
  • Center Kyle Cook
  • Offensive tackle Dennis Roland
  • Guard Nate Livings
  • Wide Receiver Quan Cosby (ERFA)
  • Long-Snapper Clark Harris (ERFA)
  • Safety Tom Nelson (ERFA)
  • Running Back Cedric Peerman (ERFA)
  • Linebacker Dan Skuta (ERFA)

Nothing new or surprising. And despite Pro Football Talk's hint that the Bengals may have signed Jordan in spite of Carson Palmer, the Bengals had planned to bring Jordan back regardless. They need the bodies at the position and we're fairly certain that he impressed the team with his surprising leadership by gathering skill players on more than one occasion. And really, it was Jordan's only option. It's not like another team threw an offer sheet to Jordan for him to leave.

Peerman is another good signing because the team needs running backs that could step in and take the bulk of the team's carries. As of this posting, and not really seeing the undrafted free agents yet, it would seem that Peerman could be granted an opportunity to win the starting job if no one else wants it.