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Rashad Jeanty
OLB #53
Height:
6-2
Weight:
243
College:
Central Florida
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 53 214 141 73 0 0 5 0 0 0 -- 0
2009 CIN 15 20 13 7 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CIN 16 96 63 33 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CIN 10 39 27 12 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CIN 12 59 38 21 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --

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Jeanty returns for his fifth Bengals season, after leading the 2009 club in special-teams tackles (14) … Closed season as starting SLB, replacing injured Rey Maualuga, but suffered his own serious injury, a fractured fibula, on opening kickoff of Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets … Was limited in team’s 2010 offseason work, but is forecast to be ready to resume full participation in training camp … Though he had only 16 tackles on defense last season, he proved his ability in a starting role in 2008, when his 97 tackles ranked fourth on team … Began his pro career in the Canadian Football League (from 2003-05) … Became a restricted free agent on 3-5-10, but re-signed with Cincinnati on 3-25-10.
Jeanty returns for his fifth Bengals season, after leading the 2009 club in special-teams tackles (14) … Closed season as starting SLB, replacing injured Rey Maualuga, but suffered his own serious injury, a fractured fibula, on opening kickoff of Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets … Was limited in team’s 2010 offseason work, but is forecast to be ready to resume full participation in training camp … Though he had only 16 tackles on defense last season, he proved his ability in a starting role in 2008, when his 97 tackles ranked fourth on team … Began his pro career in the Canadian Football League (from 2003-05) … Became a restricted free agent on 3-5-10, but re-signed with Cincinnati on 3-25-10.

2009 PARTICIPATION: Became a restricted free agent on Feb. 27, and re-signed with Cincinnati on April 17 … Played in 15 games (Games 1-4 and 6-16), plus the Wild Card playoff … Started as injury replacement at SLB in Game 16 at N.Y. Jets … Sidelined early on Oct. 4 at Cleveland with finger injury, and inactive Oct. 11 at Baltimore.

2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Tied for team lead with three special teams tackles Oct. 18 vs. Houston … Had team-leading three special-teams stops Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh … Tied for team lead with two special-teams tackles Dec. 6 vs. Detroit … Came off bench to replace injured Rey Maualuga at SLB on Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City, and logged two tackles on defense as Bengals won to clinch AFC North title … On Jan. 3 at N.Y. Jets, recorded personal season-high 11 tackles on defense, second on team for the game.

 

PREVIOUS NFL SEASONS: 2008 - On Sept.7 at Baltimore, forced a fumble by RB Ray Rice that was returned 65 yards for TD by Bengals’ Johnathan Joseph ... Did not start Sept. 14 vs. Tennessee, but led team in solo tackles (seven) while totaling nine stops ... Had nine tackles for the second week in a row Sept. 21 at N.Y. Giants, and led special teams with five tackles, team high for the season ... On Oct. 5 at Dallas, had fourth-quarter onside kickoff recovery at the Cincinnati 48 ... Also at Dallas, tied for team lead in special-teams tackles (two) ... On Oct. 16 at Houston, led team in total tackles (10) and solos (six) ... On Nov. 20 at Pittsburgh, recovered a muffed Steelers punt at Pittsburgh 39 in second quarter ... On Nov. 30 vs. Baltimore, had personal season-high 13 tackles ... On Dec. 7 at Indianapolis, stopped a scoring threat with a forced fumble against TE Dallas Clark at Cincinnati 1-yard line, with CB Leon Hall recovering in end zone for a touchback ... Also at Indy, tied for team lead in tackles (10) and had a pass defensed ... Two tackles Dec. 28 vs. Kansas City, but played only in first quarter, before being sidelined with pectoral muscle injury.

2007 - Made '07 debut on special teams Oct. 21 vs. N.Y. Jets, and tied for unit lead with two tackles ... Saw his first action of season on defense on Oct. 28 vs. Pittsburgh, with two tackles and one stop on special teams ... In first start, Nov. 11 at Baltimore, had four tackles, and his recovery of a Willis McGahee fumble at Ravens 32 led to a fourth-quarter field goal ... Three tackles Nov. 25 vs. Tennessee, and recovered a Vince Young fumble at Bengals five early in second quarter, preserving a 7-0 lead ... On Dec. 2 at Pittsburgh, had five tackles, including a solo drop of RB Willie Parker for four-yard loss, and forced a Parker fumble that was recovered by Cincinnati's Dexter Jackson at Bengals 47 in fourth quarter ... On Dec. 9 vs. St. Louis, had three tackles, and a forced fumble against Marques Hagans on kickoff coverage (Rams recovered) ... Had season-high seven tackles Dec. 23 vs. Cleveland.

2006 - On Sept. 17 vs. Cleveland, entered game in place of injured SLB David Pollack and recorded a tackle and pass defensed ... Also vs. Cleveland, tied for special teams lead with two tackles ... Started at Pittsburgh Sept. 24 and recorded four tackles before suffering foot injury ... On Nov. 5 at Baltimore, in first game back from foot injury, tied for team lead with personal season-high 11 tackles ... Had five tackles Nov. 19 at New Orleans, and forced a Terrance Copper fumble that teammate Caleb Miller recovered at Bengals 43 in second quarter ... In shutout win Nov. 26 at Cleveland, his seven tackles included stop of RB Jason Wright for one-yard loss on third-and-one play in first quarter, forcing a punt on the possession that followed Cincinnati taking a 7-0 lead ... Also had a pass defensed at Cleveland ... On Nov. 30 vs. Baltimore, had four tackles and a pass defensed ... Tied for team lead in tackles on Dec. 10 vs. Oakland ... On Dec. 31 vs. Pittsburgh, had eight tackles, a pass defensed and a special-teams tackle.

ED BLOCK WINNER: Jeanty was voted by teammates as the Bengals 2008 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, which honors players who “demonstrate commitment to the values of sportsmanship and courage.”

CFL: 2005 - Logged three of his eight sacks in season opener vs. Ottawa, earning Edmonton's Lineman of the Week award ... Also named Lineman of the Week for Game 6 vs. Hamilton, when he had two tackles, a sack and a pass defensed ... Missed the playoffs and Grey Cup game due to hand injury that sidelined him in Game 14. 2004 - Started all 18 regular-season games for Edmonton, recording 49 defensive tackles, four special-teams tackles, five sacks, five tackles-for-loss, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed. 2003 - Signed with Edmonton as free agent on May 23 ... Appeared in five games, with one start.

COLLEGE: Played two seasons (2001-02) at Central Florida, logging 9.5 sacks and 137 tackles in 22 games ... In 2001, earned second-team All-Freshman honors from Football News and was named to The Sporting News third team Freshman All-America team.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Miami, Fla. … Attended Carol City High School, where he was rated the 14th best player in the nation and sixth best in Florida by The Miami Herald … Name is pronounced “ruh-SHAHD JENN-tee.”

 

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