Bengals running back Kenny Watson signed his one-year tender at $656,000. Watson, 27, is coming off a solid year as the Bengals third down back with 25 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown. While Rudi Johnson lugged a team-record 361 times, Watson had 6.2 yards per carry on 26 runs, the second most attempts on the club.
Bears Hold Off Bengals, 20-17
The Bears didn't need Andy Dalton or Justin Fields to beat the Bengals Sunday at Soldier Field. They simply conjured up the Monsters of the Midway and Mike Ditka's Da Bears to put up a defensive effort that stifled quarterback Joe Burrow's offense in Chicago's 20-17 victory.