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Bengals hold onto Dane Sanzenbacher

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The Bengals lost a restricted free agent wide receiver early in free agency when Andrew Hawkins jumped across the state to join the Browns.

They’re holding onto the other wideout they tendered at the lowest level, however. The team announced Tuesday that Dane Sanzenbacher has re-signed with the team. Sanzenbacher stood to make $1.4 million under the terms of the team’s tender, but terms of the deal weren’t announced.

“I’ve had a sense of comfort in Cincinnati. I’ve found it to be an easy place to play,” Sanzenbacher said, via Joe Danneman of FOX19.

Sanzenbacher signed with the Bengals after the Bears waived him on Christmas Eve in 2012 and caught six passes for 61 yards and a touchdown last season. He had 28 catches over parts of two seasons in Chicago.

With Hawkins gone, the Bengals will be looking for be looking for help at other slot receiver options in 2014. Sanzenbacher will likely compete for snaps in that role,

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13 Responses to “Bengals hold onto Dane Sanzenbacher”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 8, 2014 4:11 PM

    “I’ve found it to be an easy place to play,”

    Now that’s the fire I want to see from my players. Low expectations will have that effect on an organization.

  2. hrmlss says: Apr 8, 2014 4:11 PM

    “easy place to play”, well getting paid to catch 6 passes doesn’t suck!!!!

  3. oldcracker says: Apr 8, 2014 4:20 PM

    Nothing to spend your money on, anyhow. Should have a nice nest egg built up, even at lge minimum.

  4. LilTmac2003 says: Apr 8, 2014 4:21 PM

    The memory that sticks out the most whenever I read his name, is one night the Bears were playing a preseason game on ESPN, and John Gruden kept on saying his name over and over with emphasis on his last name.

    He even pointed out saying that he loves saying his name. Lol.

    “Sanzzinnbauckerr”
    – John Gruden

  5. chicagosports2014 says: Apr 8, 2014 4:26 PM

    You better not release him, we’re on your heels.”

  6. coachbeck says: Apr 8, 2014 4:31 PM

    Yeah being the 5th WR is easy. But when he does play he produces in clutch.

  7. schmitty2 says: Apr 8, 2014 4:34 PM

    You could show highlights of all 6 of his catches faster then you could say his name.

  8. hornbuckle says: Apr 8, 2014 4:34 PM

    S A N Z A N B A C H E R

  9. rajbais says: Apr 8, 2014 4:35 PM

    This guy caught 5-6 TDs in a 3rd WR role in Chicago in 2011.

    He was unfairly phased out.

    He has ability.

  10. bigedge says: Apr 8, 2014 4:39 PM

    Not knocking the guy at all, I’d like to see him utilized more than what he has been…..but 1.4 mil after a 6 catch season….I’m in the wrong profession! Oh, btw, maybe totally unrelated here, but why are ticket prices so high?????

  11. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 8, 2014 5:15 PM

    Gee i thought he Would be just one and done as usual.

  12. ravenswhat says: Apr 8, 2014 6:32 PM

    I can’t imagine he would be a worse QB than Andy.

  13. 1phillyphan says: Apr 8, 2014 9:46 PM

    his name alone warrants a roster spot…

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