The Cincinnati Bengals wanted to re-sign their own. And they're well on their way to accomplishing that on the defensive line. A week after franchising Michael Johnson and a day after signing defensive end Wallace Gilberry to a three-year deal, the Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms with defensive end Robert Geathers, according to Geoff Hobson with Bengals.com.
Sources say #Bengals have come to terms with LE Robert Geathers— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) March 12, 2013
According to Geoff Hobson, the deal is for three years.
Of the players scheduled for free agency, Pat Sims is the only unsigned defensive lineman. And according to Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer, unless the Bengals sign Sims to a multi-year deal, don't expect him to return.
Geathers, who has been the primary starting left defensive end for half a decade, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at 4 PM on Tuesday.
Geathers, with 33 career quarterback sacks, is entering his tenth season after being selected in the fourth round during the 2004 NFL draft.