Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Wade, Nelson get extended looks from Bengals

About the Author

Recent posts by Mike Wilkening

Underdogs have made some noise in title round

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 2:36 p.m.

What's next for Browns' offense?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:59 p.m.

Running back a need for Lions

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:52 p.m.

Divisional round handicapping column

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:05 p.m.

Related Stories

Browns strike early, sign Kruger

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:23 p.m.

Cincinnati Bengals: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 12:50 p.m.

Bengals DE Johnson receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:52 p.m.

Bengals name Hue Jackson RB coach

Posted Feb. 06, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m.

LB Brandon Joiner joins Bengals after prison term

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 7:09 p.m.

Bengals sign OLB Maybin

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 1:04 p.m.

Turner should benefit Browns RB Richardson

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 11:54 a.m.

Running back a need for Lions

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:52 p.m.

Key matchup: Ravens WRs vs. Broncos pass defense

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 2:32 p.m.
Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
By Mike Wilkening

Injuries to several Bengals cornerbacks, most notably Johnathan Joseph, forced newly signed Jonathan Wade into the starting lineup in Week 12, and the former Lions starter fared relatively well in his first appearance with Cincinnati just three days after he signed with the team. Wade surrendered a TD pass to Jets WR Santonio Holmes in the third quarter but also showed good anticipatory skills and quickness by breaking quickly and nearly intercepting a short pass intended for Braylon Edwards earlier in the quarter. "He handled the situation well," head coach Marvin Lewis said afterward. "He didn't seem to be unnerved. He made some plays." Reserve S Reggie Nelson also got a chance to start for the second time this season, and he notched four tackles at strong safety in place of Roy Williams. Lewis said Nelson, a former Jaguars first-round pick, was "more physical" and showed some improvement in coverage in Week 12. If nothing else, the injuries in the secondary give the Bengals a chance to evaluate some different players, though the circumstances are certainly less than ideal.

Comments ()