Towering T from Canadian college ranks looks for first game action in 2012 after spending his rookie season on Bengals practice squad ... Named twice for All-Canadian honors and was ranked as a top 10 Canadian Football League prospect before opting to make an NFL bid ... Closed his college career with a south-of-the-border berth in 2010 season East-West Shrine Game.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as a college free agent on 7-28-11 ... Waived on 9-3-11, then signed 9-4-11 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed to Bengals offseason roster on 1-9-12.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Played in all four preseason games ... Spent regular season on Bengals practice squad.
COLLEGE: Attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada ... Played in every game in his four seasons (2007-10) with the Gaels ... Helped team win Vanier Cup championship in 2009.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Kingston, Ontario ... Attended Holy Cross Secondary School.NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: O’Donnell did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2011 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games that year.
As he prepares for another one of those Wild Wild Card Games Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium against the Ravens (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12), Andrew Whitworth is getting pep talks from his wife and inspiration from Anthony Munoz.
The Bengals this Friday will present a $150,000 NFL Club Matching Field Grant to Harrison (Ohio) High School, for improvements to the Wildcats football stadium and track-and-field complex.
The Bengals’ effort to get the upcoming three-game home stand on local television passed its first test Thursday when the club announced ticket sales for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against the Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium reached the threshold to clear the game for a live broadcast in the home market on Cincinnati’s Channel 12, Dayton, Ohio’s Channel 7, and Channel 27 in Lexington, Ky.
Week 8 marks the halfway point to the Fantasy Football season for most as the championship game is typically held in Week 16. With half the season gone, it is time for owners to take a look at their rosters and make some tough decisions.
Bengals MLB Vincent Rey vs. Ravens RB Justin Forsett: a no-brainer. The running numbers will be the deciding stat of Sunday’s 1 p.m. game at Paul Brown Stadium against AFC North-leading Baltimore.