The Bengals signed up their two veterans for the practice squad Sunday when defensive tackle Devon Still and center Trevor Robinson were named the two-year exceptions.
Last year Bengals.com predicted an 11-5 record before the club launched its 2013 AFC North title trek that finished 11-5. Check out what we say for 2014.
The Bengals ended up with the best of both worlds as the core of a young team that has made it to three straight playoffs begins to mix with some new blood. In 2012 they were the youngest AFC team to make the playoffs with an average NFL years of experience at 4.08. It rose to 4.22 last year and is now at 4.39. But the average age dipped ever so slightly, from 26.4 years old last year to 25.96 in 2014.
After his 17th bone-rattling carry of Thursday night, Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill came off the field to be greeted by 12-year veteran cornerback Terence Newman. He tapped Hill on the helmet because Hill didn’t tap out. Then he told him a few things.