2010 HIGHLIGHTS: College free agent was waived on Sept. 4, and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 5 … Played in all five games in preseason, finishing with two receptions for 20 yards and two carries for two yards.
COLLEGE: Durable blocker did not miss a game in four seasons (2006-09) at Louisville, playing 48 contests with 12 starts … Saw action as a freshman for 12-1 team that closed season with Orange Bowl win over Wake Forest, and supported team averages of 185.3 rushing yards and 475.3 net yards per game … In 2007, supported averages of 146.1 rushing yards and 341.9 net yards … Had a TD reception in 2008 win vs. Syracuse, and as lead blocker helped RB Vic Anderson log 1047 rushing yards … Had a TD run in 2009 vs. Pittsburgh, and team averaged 125.2 rushing yards and 334.1 net yards for the season … Made nine of his 12 career starts in ’09 … For his career, had eight receptions for 45 yards and five rushes for nine yards …
PERSONAL: Louisville is his hometown, and he was named first-team all-state by the Courier-Journal as a senior at St. Xavier High School … Was team captain for 2004 state prep championship team … Also a standout track and field performer in high school, he was a three-time state shot put champion and set a state shot record at 63 feet, 4.5 inches … In weightlifting in high school, was a four-time USA Powerlifting (USAPL) national champion … Exercise science major at Louisville … Signed Bengals contract on 4-30-10.
James Harrison made his Bengals debut Tuesday with a chip on his shoulder that is supposedly as big as Pittsburgh. Yet his new quarterback may have an even bigger chip after an offseason of taking the heat of back-to-back Wild Card losses.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton made sure Tuesday on the first rep of the wide receivers vs. the cornerbacks in the first voluntary practice of the spring that he set the tone.
The Bengals get to move the pieces on that $40 million chessboard folded out by Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis in the offseason for the first time Tuesday when they hold the first of nine voluntary practices at Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth took some notes Sunday while playing in the Marvin Lewis Golf Classic at Shaker Run Golf Course. But he already learned the biggest lesson from his head coach when he snagged Lewis himself to speak at his own foundation dinner next month in Louisiana.
Greg Lloyd has seen enough to believe that the man who replaced him as the heart, soul and bad boy of the Steelers defense can help give the Bengals some nostalgic new blood.