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Rudi a Lion; Anderson on horn

Updated: 7:45 p.m.

The Bengals are moving on and so are their former players. A few hours after cornerback Deltha O'Neal joined the Patriots, a league source said running back Rudi Johnson is going to be reunited with quarterback Jon Kitna in Detroit.

The Lions also cut Tatum Bell, meaning Johnson has most likely moved into the backup role behind rookie Kevin Smith.

And, could Willie Anderson end up playing in his 182nd NFL game against the Bengals on Opening Day?

Anderson said Monday he visits Baltimore on Tuesday after fielding calls from Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and owner Steve Bisciotti.

But also on the horn have been Chargers coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith, as well as calls from the Bears, Giants, Bucs and Rams.

Opening Day may be a little early because many teams opt to sign vested veterans after the opener so their entire year's salary isn't guaranteed.

In Baltimore, the offensive line is unsettled with the retirement of Hall of Fame left tackle Jonathan Ogden, inronically, Anderson's bookend on the All-Decade team. Left tackle Jared Gaither could use a mentor and they would like to have some power on the right side now manned by Adam Terry.

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