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Rashad Jeanty Re-signs

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Multiple outlets reported today that Bengals reserve linebacker and restricted free agent Rashad Jeanty has agreed to terms on a return to the team.

Jeanty had received interest from several teams despite being a restricted free agent and recovering from a broken leg suffered in the wildcard loss to the Jets.  The Eagles and Dolphins had expressed the most interest in the former CFL star, with Jeanty visiting Miami last week. 

No information is known as to what offers he may have received.  Agent David Canter would only allow that his client would sign his one year, 1.2 million dollar tender.

The signing continues a strong offseason for Cincinnati, retaining another valuable role player on Mike Zimmer’s defense.  Jeanty is a former starter at the SAM backer position and will back up Rey Maualuga.  He is tough against the run, a reliable special teamer, and a positive influence in the locker room.

The move also continues to open up the team’s options for the upcoming draft.


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