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Bengals announce four more free agent visitors

Marvin Lewis AP

Cincinnati has been among the NFL’s most active teams in terms of hosting players for free agent visits, and they announced four more today.

They are: Tight end Joel Dreessen, cornerback Terence Newman, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and defensive end Derrick Harvey.

Harvey is a former first-round draft bust. Newman is very familiar with defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, but is an aging corner in severe decline. Green-Ellis could add some pop to Cincinnati’s backfield, alongside Bernard Scott. Dreessen can block and catch and would be a formidable complement to starting tight end Jermaine Gresham.

The Bengals have made three signings since the start of free agency: Safety Reggie Nelson, cornerback Jason Allen, and guard Travelle Wharton. All three players signed over the weekend.

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15 Responses to “Bengals announce four more free agent visitors”
  1. samoanjungle says: Mar 19, 2012 4:42 PM

    Marvin looks like he’s trying to hypnotize someone in that picture.

    What happened to Michael Bush visiting today? That’s who they need.

  2. whatnojets says: Mar 19, 2012 4:45 PM

    Now I kn ow why nobody (except me) posted a message about this article……It’s about the Bengals, that’s why!!! Nobody cares about the Bengals these days!

  3. Vegas Guy says: Mar 19, 2012 4:45 PM

    “Harvey is a former first-round draft bust.”

    Well he’s a lock.

    Green-Ellis will just be using Cincy to up his contract.

    Newman is pretty old isn’t he (for a CB)? So he’s probably a lock too.

    I don’t know that TE very well.

  4. lilrob10201 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:47 PM

    The Bengals have done some good things but they got tons of draft picks in the future to build a better team.

  5. steelcityrapist says: Mar 19, 2012 4:55 PM

    I keep looking to find the headline “BENGALS SIGN MICHAEL BUSH”
    When is this gonna happen??? Cmon spend some money. (Not on Newman) if you get a #2 reciever and a running back you are set to kick some AFC NORTH ASS

  6. atmedic8daily says: Mar 19, 2012 4:59 PM

    Cincy takes the North next yr

  7. dprouse says: Mar 19, 2012 5:01 PM

    The extra first rounder they heisted from the Raiders will come in very handy in April. If they draft well, the Bengals will be a very dangerous team, and not just off the field…

  8. quizguy66 says: Mar 19, 2012 5:30 PM

    According to cincyjungle the Bengals don’t announce visits until they have concluded (i.e. they are still meeting with Bush right now).

    -QG

  9. tedmurph says: Mar 19, 2012 6:02 PM

    Love to sign ya, we just don’t have the cap room.

  10. mullman7675 says: Mar 19, 2012 6:09 PM

    Bush is going to realize that he can only get backup money on the open market. His best option is to stay in Oakland and be ready to step in for a very fragile McFadden.

  11. mercurialcj says: Mar 19, 2012 6:11 PM

    Lol at the Jets fan. How is Reggie Nelson treating you, oh wait, he’s still a Bengal!

    Rex and the losers.

  12. stoptrippn says: Mar 19, 2012 7:23 PM

    Mays & nelson will be the new dominating safeties in the AFC North

  13. firemarshal1 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:42 PM

    Mike Brown is actually making progress. I have to give the man credit. Sign Michael Bush, he’s a power RB that can catch the ball out the backfield. And Mr. Brown, it won’t cost that much. He’s from KY area. Sign one of our home boys. Thanks!

  14. rgwhodey says: Mar 19, 2012 8:05 PM

    so the Bengals have been the most active, and have improved with the 2 free agents they signed but they were on your this morning free agent loser list? was that article written Friday but you held off on posting it today or am I missing something?

  15. CKL says: Mar 20, 2012 1:17 AM

    I wanted Wharton for the Pats. They liked him coming out of college I believe.Dude is valuable since he can play G & LT which is rare. Good signing, Cincy.

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