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Bene’ Benwikere signing with Bengals

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Kurt Coleman #20  and Bene' Benwikere #25 of the Carolina Panthers celebrate after Coleman returned an interception for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 26, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Getty Images

Cornerback Bene’ Benwikere spent time with three teams during the 2016 season and he’ll kick off the 2017 offseason by joining a fourth club.

According to multiple reports, Benwikere will be signing a contract with the Bengals. He visited several other teams after ending the season on the Packers practice squad.

Benwikere opened last season as a starter with the Panthers, but lost his roster spot after Julio Jones strafed the Carolina defense for 300 yards in the fourth game of the season. He spent some time with the Dolphins without playing in a game before joining Green Bay at the tail end of the year.

The Bengals have Dre Kirkpatrick headed for free agency, Adam Jones‘ recent legal trouble create some uncertainty about his availability for all of next season and 2016 first-round pick William Jackson spent his rookie year on injured reserve, leaving things a bit unsettled at the position as they head into the offseason.

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10 Responses to “Bene’ Benwikere signing with Bengals”
  1. allight59 says: Feb 14, 2017 5:19 PM

    saved from Green Bay….lucky for him!

  2. ariani1985 says: Feb 14, 2017 7:03 PM

    I remember when ted Thompson said he would be the best DB in the league! Ready to eat crow fake stock holder boss?

  3. td30 says: Feb 14, 2017 7:12 PM

    Julio Jones really changed this guy’s life

  4. tonebones says: Feb 14, 2017 7:48 PM

    I’m surprised this guy’s still in the league. This move isn’t going to help the Bengals.

  5. ncbengalmike says: Feb 14, 2017 8:12 PM

    I’m surprised this guy’s still in the league. This move isn’t going to help the Bengals.

    Even with Jones and Dre potentially gone we will be fine at CB…now safety, thats another story

  6. pantherpro says: Feb 14, 2017 8:48 PM

    Panther garbage!

  7. ridnaway says: Feb 14, 2017 10:02 PM

    Mike Brown only signed this guy to give himself negotiating leverage with Dre Kirkpatrick. I imagine he’ll be let go after those negotiations are over, either way.

  8. wrlegrand says: Feb 14, 2017 10:18 PM

    He will not ever play a regular season down in the NFL again. Julio Jones ended this guys career essentially. Bless his heart for finding teams willing to keep giving him a check. It’s wasted money, undoubtedly…

  9. smoov513 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:20 AM

    Hopefully they will move on from Pacman Jones now that they have another veteran CB on the roster.

  10. bengals1974 says: Feb 17, 2017 7:58 AM

    Special team player / nickel corner

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