Eighth-year pro signed with Cincinnati as a free agent following Game 3 and played in 11 games, with two starts ... Had 21 tackles, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery ... Played with Miami, San Diego, Detroit and Houston during his first seven seasons, and has logged 105 career games, with seven interceptions and 32 passes defensed ... Entered NFL in 2001 as a first-round draft choice of Miami ... Had 88-yard INT return for a TD for Detroit in 2006.
2008 PARTICIPATION: Opened training camp with Houston and was released in final roster cuts ... Signed with Bengals on Sept. 23 ... Played in Games 4-6 and 9-16, and started Games 12-13, due to injuries to Johnathan Joseph and David Jones ... Inactive for Games 7-8 due to hamstring injury suffered Oct. 12 at N.Y. Jets.
2008 HIGHLIGHTS: Made Bengals debut Sept. 28 vs. Cleveland, with one tackle ... On Oct. 5 at Dallas, recovered a Tony Romo fumble at Cowboys 29 in second quarter, setting up a field goal ... Three tackles Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville ... On Nov. 16 vs. Philadelphia, recorded four tackles, a pass defensed, and one special-teams tackle ... On Nov. 30 vs. Baltimore, logged five tackles and one pass defensed ... On Dec. 14 vs. Washington, logged one special-teams tackle ... Two tackles and a pass defensed Dec. 28 vs. Kansas City.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2007 - Signed with Houston on April 5 as unrestricted free agent from Detroit ... Played in 10 games with two starts, logging 13 tackles, three passes defensed and a forced fumble ... Also had six special-teams tackles ... His forced fumble was returned 38 yards for a TD by teammate Mario Williams in victory Sept. 9 vs. Kansas City.
2006 - Signed May 1 with Detroit as unrestricted free agent ... Tied for team lead with career-best three INTs, playing 13 games with two starts ... Had two of his INTs against Minnesota, returning 29 yards at Vikings on Oct. 8, and going 88 yards for TD with a Brad Johnson pass on Dec. 10 ... Also had an INT Dec. 17 at Green Bay.
2005 - Played 14 games for San Diego, with one INT, five passes defensed and a sack ... Had a 13-yard sack and a 19-yard INT Oct. 23 vs. Philadelphia ... Helped preserve victory Nov. 6 vs. N.Y. Jets with a pass defensed in the end zone during a goal line stand.
2004 - Traded by Miami to San Diego on March 16, completing a March 15 trade that sent WR David Boston from San Diego to Miami ... Played in every game on Chargers club that won AFC West title with 12-4 record ... Had 27 tackles, five passes defensed, one INT and one fumble recovery... Had INT in victory Oct. 10 vs. Jacksonville ... Had a fumble recovery Oct. 17 at Atlanta ... One tackle in Wild Card playoff game 1-8-05 vs. N.Y. Jets.
2003 - Played in 11 of the first 12 Miami games, but suffered fractured left forearm in Game 12, Nov. 27 at Dallas ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 1.
2002 - Played every Dolphins game with four starts ... His 13 passes defensed tied for second on team, and he had two INTs for 30 yards while also posting career-high 39 tackles ... Snagged a Peyton Manning pass for his first career INT in victory Sept. 15 at Indianapolis, and had season-high 10 tackles ... Intercepted a Chris Chandler pass in Monday night win Dec. 9 vs. Chicago.
2001 - Drafted by Miami in first round (26th overall) ... Played 14 games with two starts, logging 10 tackles and a pass defensed ... Made first career start Nov. 18 vs. N.Y. Jets.
COLLEGE: Left Wisconsin after junior season, holding school records for INTs (21) and passes defensed (57) ... As a junior, won NCAA’s Jim Thorpe Award (best college DB) and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... Set Big Ten career records for INT yards (459) and INT returns for TDs (five).
PERSONAL: Hometown is St. Louis, Mo. ... Attended Hazelwood East High School, where he won All-America honors as a QB and DB ... Earned degree from Wisconsin in Behavioral Sciences and Law.
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