Caldwell filled a slot WR role before late-season development of a sports hernia that forced his Dec. 27 assignment to Reserve/Injured list ... Finished his season with 37 receptions (fourth on team) and 317 receiving yards (fourth on team), with three TDs ... A third-round Bengals draft choice in 2008, he has 124 career receptions for 1172 yards and six TDs, including two game-winners in final minute in 2009 division title season.
2011 HIGHLIGHTS: Has played in Games 1-13, including two starts ... Inactive Dec. 18 at St. Louis (coach's decision) … On Sept. 11 at Cleveland, logged one special teams tackle – a key solo stop of PR Joshua Cribbs … Caught three-for-27 Sept. 18 at Denver, including a 10-yard TD in third quarter … Led team in receptions (six) and receiving yards (53) Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco …Tallied two catches for 17 yards Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, including eight-yarder to the Bills three-yard line in fourth quarter to set up Andy Dalton’s game-tying TD ... Caught two passes for 13 yards Oct. 9 at Jacksonville, including an eight yarder to the Jacksonville two-yard line late in fourth quarter, setting up Bernard Scott’s game-winning TD run on the next play ... Four receptions for 32 yards Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis ... Caught four passes (tied for team lead) for 31 yards Oct. 30 at Seattle, with two catches converting third downs ... Five catches for 22 yards at Tennessee, including a five-yard TD on a third-down play in the fourth quarter, giving the Bengals the lead to stay at 21-17 … Three catches for 25 yards Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh … Had three catches for a personal season-high 63 yards Nov. 20 at Baltimore, including a 49-yard TD – longest Bengals TD pass of the year … Three catches for 24 yards Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, including a 16-yarder to the Browns 11 on third-quarter Bengals field goal drive … Two catches for 10 yards Dec. 11 vs. Houston.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Played in Games 2-16, with five starts (Games 5, 7 and 14-16) … Inactive for Game 1 due to groin strain ... Caught one-for-eight Sept. 26 at Carolina, and also drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone that set up first Bengals TD … Got the start in three-WR formation Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay, catching four-for-33, tied for second on team in receptions … On Nov. 10 at Pittsburgh, caught one-for-10, downed a punt at Pittsburgh 1-yard line and had a solo tackle for no gain on punt coverage … Caught one-for-nine Nov. 21 vs. Buffalo and also returned three kickoffs for 26.3 avg. … Stepped up role with base offense Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland, leading team in receptions (four) and receiving yards (89) … Caught a screen pass vs. Cleveland and turned it into a 53-yard gain early in fourth quarter, setting up FG that provided eventual game-winning points … Started Dec. 26 vs. San Diego, replacing injured Terrell Owens, and caught four-for-87 … Started and had career highs of seven catches and 94 yards Jan. 2 at Baltimore.
2009 - On Sept. 13 vs. Denver, led all receivers with six catches, gaining 54 yards … On Oct. 18 vs. Houston, led team in catches (six) while gaining 57 yards … Caught three-for-15 in win Nov. 8 vs. Baltimore, including a six-yard TD reception on game’s opening drive to give Bengals 7-0 lead … Caught four-for-23 in win Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh … Had three catches (tied for team lead) for 33 yards Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland, including a 13-yarder to convert a third-and-10 … Had four catches (led team) for 25 yards Dec. 13 at Minnesota, with two converting third downs … Caught two-for-25 on 1-9-10 in Wild Card playoff vs. N.Y. Jets.
2008 - Made NFL debut Oct. 19 vs. Pittsburgh, with three KOR for 29.3-yard avg. ... On Nov. 20 at Pittsburgh, started as part of a three-WR set and logged three catches for 26 yards ... Had two kickoff returns for 28.5-yard avg. on Nov. 30 vs. Baltimore, including a 43-yarder ... On Dec. 7 at Indianapolis, handled all six Bengals KORs, averaging 26.3 yards ... On Dec. 21 at Cleveland, recorded one catch, an eight-yarder converting a third down, and had one special-teams tackle ... Led team with five receptions Dec. 28 vs. Kansas City, gaining 34 yards, and finished with 83 yards from scrimmage after gaining 49 yards on four rushes.
COLLEGE: Left Florida as school’s all-time receptions leader (185), while ranking third all-time in receiving yards (2349) … Also rushed for 293 yards on 41 attempts, posting 7.1 avg. … Scored 20 TDs — 16 receiving and four rushing … Averaged 20.3 yards on 37 kickoff returns … Played in 53 games over five seasons (2003-07), including a 2005 campaign in which he played only three games due to leg fracture and was granted a redshirt year … Caught a TD pass in national title game victory vs. Ohio State to cap ’06 season.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Tampa, Fla. … Attended Thomas Jefferson High School, where he earned senior All-America honors from Parade and SuperPrep, scoring 38 TDs and leading team to a 13-2 record and a berth in state title game … Younger brother of Reche Caldwell, who played in NFL for Chargers, Patriots and Redskins … Sociology major at Florida.