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Bengals re-sign Wilkins

By GEOFF HOBSON

March 23, 2006

Posted: 4:45 p.m.

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The Bengals secured one of their special teams aces Thursday when linebacker Marcus Wilkins agreed to a one-year deal, according to agent Mark Mersel. The Bengals don’t confirm contracts until they are signed.

It’s the second time in a week Mersel has done a deal with the Bengals. He’s the agent for wide receiver/punt returner Antonio Chatman, the former Packer that just signed a two-year contract.

Wilkins, a fifth-year backup linebacker heading into his third season with the Bengals, is one of Chatman’s primary blockers, and one of the special teams leaders since he arrived off waivers from Green Bay just before the 2004 season. He tied departed wide receiver Kevin Walter with 17 tackles on teams this past year, one behind leader Anthony Mitchell.

Wilkins, 26, is believed to have received a $40,000 bonus to go with a $585,000 minimum salary.

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Some of you may be aware I pay a little more attention to special teams than others...if in doubt, look just to your left at the player I have selected as my avatar :-)

Wilkins is one of the best special teamers we have, and it is a GREAT thing to hear that he has been re-signed

I just wish it were a longer-term contract, so we don't have to risk losing him yet again next year.....ah well

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Still a chunk for only a teams player, not to mention the price of a roster spot taken by a 1 dimensional player if it comes down to, say, carrying 4 true DTs instead of 5. But Wilkins does headhunt and block well.

5 true DT's....haha funny one...the Bengals don't even have 1 true DT at this point.

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Still a chunk for only a teams player, not to mention the price of a roster spot taken by a 1 dimensional player if it comes down to, say, carrying 4 true DTs instead of 5. But Wilkins does headhunt and block well.

5 true DT's....haha funny one...the Bengals don't even have 1 true DT at this point.

My bad :lol: I mean to say 5 300 pound plus players on defense.

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A W E F R E A K I N G S O M E

Some of you may be aware I pay a little more attention to special teams than others...if in doubt, look just to your left at the player I have selected as my avatar :-)

Wilkins is one of the best special teamers we have, and it is a GREAT thing to hear that he has been re-signed

I just wish it were a longer-term contract, so we don't have to risk losing him yet again next year.....ah well

I guess I'll give yo credit, you stick to your guys, even when they aren't around anymore :sure:

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the Bengals don't even have 1 true DT at this point.

So sad, yet so true! Why, oh why does this remain a constant with Marvin? Year, after year, after year? For an alleged defensive guru kinda guy, he sure doesn't mind his team getting their collective asses run over! <_<

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the Bengals don't even have 1 true DT at this point.

So sad, yet so true! Why, oh why does this remain a constant with Marvin? Year, after year, after year? For an alleged defensive guru kinda guy, he sure doesn't mind his team getting their collective asses run over! <_<

I don't think Marvin looks at his stats. We were what 28th against the run this year and I forget what we were last year, but I think that Marvin thinks that our DT's are unstopable. He doesn't feel a need for an upgrade.

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I don't think Marvin looks at his stats. We were what 28th against the run this year and I forget what we were last year, but I think that Marvin thinks that our DT's are unstopable. He doesn't feel a need for an upgrade.

Dude. :o That's full blown delusional! :( Even as high as Spain usually is, he's not that high!

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Wow, this thread is slowly moving towards the focus of a few of the other threads. DT

Back to the original point, glad to have Wilkins back, at least for 1 more year...and even though we lost Walter we gained Chapman so we did ok.

Is it okay for the defense to get their asses run over AGAIN next season? I think not. Wilkins, Chapman...big whoop. The point is...NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE TO STOP THE RUN! ZERO! NADA! J***S F**KING C***T PEOPLE! THIS IS NOT OKAY! <_< Especially going into a tough a season as the next one will undoubtedly be!

:blink: There. I've calmed down. It's just I seem to be in the vast minority about fans being tired of the Bengals getting constantly run over and taking it up the ass. Un-f**king-believable. :rolleyes:

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Is it okay for the defense to get their asses run over AGAIN next season? I think not. Wilkins, Chapman...big whoop. The point is...NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE TO STOP THE RUN! ZERO! NADA! J***S F**KING C***T PEOPLE! THIS IS NOT OKAY! <_< Especially going into a tough a season as the next one will undoubtedly be!

I seem to be in the vast minority about fans being tired of the Bengals getting constantly run over and taking it up the ass. Un-f**king-believable. :rolleyes:

Not at all

I want run defense as well...badly....in fact, if you scroll back to posts following the first few games of last season, when people were crowing we only gave up 90 yards, I quickly pointed out (and was subsequently jeered and laughed at) that the yards per attempt were like 6 and a half, and this wouldn't work for us, we'd get beaten in the first game of the playoffs.

and we were.

That said, yes, I want run defense. But I also want good special teams play, a reasonably good backup qb in case Carson isn't as ready as he thinks he will be when the games start for real, and so on. I can and will be happy when those signings occur, because they do make the team better.

I haven't forgotten about the need for run defense, but I can (and will) be briefly happy when the team makes a move I view as positive. The Wilkins re-signing is just such a move.

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The Wilkins signing is good and BB you are not alone in the thinking about stopping the run, it won't matter if Carson is ready to start the season, if they keep with the same DT's they will not be able to stop anyone anyway...but at least they won't(I hope) be running many kicks back if we can retain our core of good ST players...

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The Wilkins signing is good and BB you are not alone in the thinking about stopping the run, it won't matter if Carson is ready to start the season, if they keep with the same DT's they will not be able to stop anyone anyway...but at least they won't(I hope) be running many kicks back if we can retain our core of good ST players...

Was that an attempt to make me feel better? You need to work on your delivery! :lol: I get your point though...

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