Bengals add depth with four signings

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated March 23, 2012 @ 10:47 p.m. ET

The Bengals have re-signed a pair of key veterans, while also adding depth to their defensive line.

CB Adam Jones and OT Anthony Collins both re-signed with one-year deals. Jones started seven games in 2011 after missing the first half of the season with a neck injury. Collins has started 18 games during his four seasons with the team.

Cincinnati also has signed DEs Derrick Harvey and Jamaal Anderson; terms of the deals were not announced. A former first-round pick of the Jaguars, Harvey played in 2011 for the Broncos, recording four tackles in five games.

Anderson was also a first-rounder, taken by the Falcons eighth overall in 2007. He played 2011 with the Colts and had three sacks. 

The way we see it

These signings improve the Bengals’ depth. Collins could be the Bengals’ top tackle off the bench. Jones brings value as a returner and figures to be a reserve corner. The Harvey and Anderson signings come after the Bengals lost DEs Frostee Rucker (Browns) and Jonathan Fanene (Patriots) in free agency.