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Connections Between The Bengals And Broncos

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Every week we try to push out a weekly connections between the Bengals and their opponent that week. It's informational, only. How many Bengals players are from the Denver region? How many Broncos players are from the state of Ohio, or the Cincinnati region (which includes areas in Kentucky). How many players played together at other NFL teams and how many players were former college teammates?

Hometown Connections (Bengals In Denver)

  • Tight end Bo Scaife is from Denver, Colorado.
  • Bengals practice squad quarterback Zac Robinson is from Littleton, Colorado.

Hometown Connections (Broncos in the Cincinnati or general Ohio region)

  • Quarterback Brady Quinn is from Dublin, Ohio (Coffman high school)
  • Broncos safety David Bruton is from Miamisburg, Ohio.
  • Defensive end Elvis Dumervil played at Louisville
  • Linebacker Wesley Woodyard played at the University of Kentucky.
  • Broncos assistant secondary coach Sam Games played safety at the University of Cincinnati (1992-96).
  • Offensive line coach Dave Magazu coached at the University of Kentucky (1995-96).
  • Running backs coach Eric Studesville coached at Kent State (1995-96).
  • Wide receiver coach Tyke Tolbret coached at Ohio University (1995).
  • Strength and conditioning assistant Justin Lovett is from Dayton, Ohio and played wide receiver at Findlay.

NFL Connections:

  • Cedric Peerman spent the 2009 season with Denver defensive end Jason Hunter and guard Manny Ramirez in Detroit.
  • Chris Crocker and Denver cornerback Andre Goodman were Miami Dolphin teammates.
  • Denver GM Brian Xanders' final season with the Atlanta Falcons, Denver kicker Matt Prater and safety Chris Crocker were teammates in Atlanta with Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer in the same role.
  • Reggie Nelson and Broncos defensive nd Derrick Harvey played two season in Jacksonville together.
  • Cornerback Nate Clements was once teammates with running back Denver Willis McGahee and wide receiver Mario Haggan in Buffalo.
  • Kyle Orton was often the quarterback for the Chicago Bears with Cedric Benson.
  • Brandon Tate was teammates with Denver defensive tackle Ty Warren and cornerback Jonathan Wilhite in New England (Wilhite and Tate remained teammates in 2010).
  • Cincinnati offensive lineman Mike McGlynn spent two seasons with Denver defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley and middle linebacker Joe Mays.
  • Bengals linebacker coach Jeff Fitzgerald was on the same coaching staff with Denver secondary coach Ron Milus and wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert in 2003 at Arizona.
  • Bruce Gradkowski and Cedric Peerman were at one point teammates with quarterback Brady Quinn in Denver.

College Connections

  • Bengals wide receiver Andre Caldwell and safety Reggie Nelson played on the Florida Gators 2006 National Championship team with Denver quarterback Tim Tebow, defensive end Derrick Harvey and defensive tackle Marcus Thomas. In 2008 Carlos Dunlap was part of the Gators National Championship led by Tebow.
  • Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and guard Clint Boling played with Denver running back Knowshon Moreno at Georgia.
  • Defensive end Michael Johnson was a teammate with Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas for three seasons at Georgia Tech.
  • Offensive tackle Anthony Collins played a season with Denver cornerback Chris Harris at Kansas.
  • Linebacker Brandon Johnson and Denver defensive end Elvis Dumervil played four seasons together at Louisville.
  • Cornerback Kelly Jennings was teammates with Denver linebacker D.J. Williams and running back Willis McGahee at the University of Miami
  • Defensive tackle Domata Peko and center Kyle Cook were teammates with defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson at Michigan State (Peko replaced Vickerson, who left for the NFL).
  • Linebacker Dontay Moch and Denver tight end Virgil Green spent their entire college careers together at Nevada.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham spent four years with Denver safety Quinton Carter.
  • Defensive tackle Pat Sims spent two seasons with Denver cornerback Jonathan Wilhite at Auburn.
  • Wide receiver Jordan Shipley spent three seasons with Denver tackle Tony Hills at Texas.