Tenth-year NFL player, with a Super Bowl ring from Green Bay, is in his second season with Bengals ... Has not played this regular season, due to injury ... Joined Cincinnati in Week 2 of 2011 and made significant contributions while battling through injuries to play in nine games, plus the Wild Card playoff ... Had key gains in wins at Seattle and Tennessee ... Played 15 games with six starts for Super Bowl winner Green Bay in 2010, and played in all four Packers postseason games, with two starts ... Played 15 or more games in all eight of his previous seasons prior to 2011.
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Inactive for Games 1-2, due to thigh strain ... Played in all four preseason games, with three starts.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Miami in fifth round of 2003 NFL Draft (156th overall) ... Signed with Dolphins on 6-16-03 ... Waived by Miami on 9-4-05 ... Signed as a free agent with Green Bay on 9-6-05 ... Released by Green Bay on 3-2-11 ... Signed with Philadelphia on 7-30-11 ... Released by Philadelphia on 9-3-11 ... Signed with Cincinnati on 9-13-11 ... Became an unrestricted free agent on 3-13-12, and re-signed with Cincinnati on 4-13-12.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Released by Green Bay on March 2 ... Signed by Philadelphia on July 30 ... Played in all four Eagles preseason games, with nine catches for 92 yards, and was released by Eagles on Sept. 3 ... Signed by Bengals on Sept. 13 ... Played in nine games (Games 3-8 and 14-16) for Cincinnati, and credited with four starts ... Inactive in Games 9-12 due to foot injury, and active DNP in Game 13 ... Started vs. Buffalo, at St. Louis and vs. Baltimore when Bengals opened in two-TE formation; started Nov. 6 at Tennessee in place of injured Jermaine Gresham ... Had 11 receptions for 115 yards, and aided pass protection effort that ranked tied for fourth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (25) ... Made Bengals debut Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco, with one reception for 11 yards … Had a two-yard reception Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis … Second on team in receiving Oct. 30 at Seattle, with three catches for 44 yards … Two of his three receptions at Seattle converted third downs, a 14-yarder on third-and-11 and a 26-yarder on a third-and-four … Three catches for 49 yards Nov. 6 at Tennessee, including gains of 22 and 25 yards on Cincinnati’s second-quarter TD drive ... Two receptions for nine yards Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore ... Had one reception in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston, a 36-yarder that was Cincinnati's longest scrimmage play of the game.
2010-Had 11 regular-season receptions for 73 yards and three TDs for Packers ... Scored on one-yard TD receptions in back-to-back wins Dec. 26 vs. N.Y. Giants and on 1-2-11 vs. Chicago ... Five-yard TD catch Oct. 10 at Washington ... Caught two-for-27 in win Oct. 24 vs. Minnesota.
2009—Helped lead Packers to 11-5 record and Wild Card playoff berth ... Fourth on team with 37 receptions, for 260 yards and TD ... Played 16 games with 10 starts, and started playoff game at Arizona.
2008—Played every game for Packers with 14 starts, and finished third on team in receptions (39), for 303 yards with five TDs ... Caught season-high six passes for 33 yards, in Nov. 16 win vs. Chicago.
2007—Was No. 1 TE for most of season as Packers won NFC North with 13-3 record and advanced to NFC Championship game ... Started both postseason games ... Logged career highs in catches (48), receiving yards (575) and TDs (six) ... Five catches for 51 yards with TD in postseason ... Caught four or more passes in eight games in regular season ... Had career-long 60-yard reception from Brett Favre on Oct. 14 vs. Washington ... Scored two TDs Nov. 18 vs. Carolina.
2006—Played 15 games with two starts for Packers, with 10 catches for 150 yards ... Second on team in special teams tackles (15) ... Made four tackles on punt coverage Sept. 17 vs. New Orleans.
2005—Spent preseason with Miami, and waived Sept. 4 ... Signed Sept. 6 as free agent with Green Bay ... Played 15 games with five starts for Packers and finished fourth on team in receptions (33), gaining 294 yards with two TDs ... Had 26-yard TD catch Oct. 9 vs. New Orleans.
2004—Played 16 games with 10 starts for Dolphins, catching 13-for-110 with TD.
2003—Drafted by Miami in fifth round (156th overall) ... Played in every game with five starts as rookie ... Seven receptions for 110 yards, including TD catch Nov. 9 at Tennessee.
COLLEGE: Was a four-year letterman (1999-2002) at Mississippi State, playing 45 games with 30 starts ... Had 61 career receptions for 611 yards and three TDs.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Maben, Miss. ... Attended Maben High School, where he lettered in football, track and basketball and was named one of Mississippi’s top 20 prep football prospects by USA Today ... A member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, he earned a degree from Mississippi State in physical education ... Has sponsored a Pop Warner football team in Jackson, Miss. ... Enjoys hunting and fishing ... Has two children, Donsha and Don Jr.