I got a few angry emails and tweets last week after leaving Donte Whitner after the PFT top-80 free agents. The former top ten player just didn’t seem like a guy who would attract a lot of interest.
After spending a week on the market, Whitner was able to find an interested team. He agreed to a two-year contract with the Bengals, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Whitner figures to start opposite Chris Crocker. While Whitner isn’t a huge difference maker, he can be a good tackler and he upgrades one of the Bengals’ worst positions. It’s a nice spot for Whitner to turn his career around.
The Bengals have added Nate Clements, Manny Lawson, Thomas Howard, and Whitner to their defense in the last week. Now Mike Zimmer just has to work his magic.