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Kim Herring released by the Bengals

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Bledsoe4MVP, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. Bledsoe4MVP

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    http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=5173

    Herring released
    By GEOFF HOBSON
    March 31, 2006


    Posted: 3:25 p.m.
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    Herring In a move that had been expected since the Dexter Jackson signing nearly three weeks ago, the Bengals terminated the contract of safety Kim Herring on Friday to end his injury-plagued run in Cincinnati. Herring, who signed a five-year deal before the 2004 season, played in just 12 games with 10 starts.
    Herring, who turns 31 the week of the opener, has missed two of the last three seasons because of injury. He missed all of last year after hurting his shoulder in the Aug. 26 preseason game in Philadelphia.
    The release of Herring, scheduled to make $1.1 million this year, figures to save the Bengals close to $1 million under the salary cap.
    Jackson, a Tampa Bay import, figures to start at strong safety with Madieu Williams coming off a season-ending shoulder injury of his own getting the snaps at free safety.
    Kevin Kaesviharn and special teams guru Anthony Mitchell look to be Nos. 3 and 4 at safety now. Herana-Daze Jones and Tony Bua, picked off waivers from Miami last year, head into their second NFL seasons after stints on the practice squad. Cornerback Keiwan Ratliff can also play safety and the Bengals will probably draft one.
    Ifeanyi Ohalete, who started opposite Kaesviharn last year when injuries hit the starters, is a free agent and doesn’t look to be back. Defensive tackle Sam Adams is expected in Cincinnati Monday, when the Bengals begin their offseason workouts and he finalizes a three-year deal after he takes a physical.
  2. Bledsoe4MVP

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    I think we should go after him! He has had some injury issues the last few seasons but he is another veteran with superbowl experience and would be a solid option to fill our hole at safety. He would probably come cheap too.

    We could still look at the draft, and this doesn't mean we have to forget about Ty Law or Charles Woodson either....The more options the better! :cool:
  3. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    When I saw that release I knew someone here would bring it up. I'd much rather have Coleman if we are going 'old man' on the position.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Naw, we've been down this road before with him. Pass. Next candidate.
  5. Murph80

    Murph80 Member

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    Keith Davis is better
  6. Bledsoe4MVP

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    Keith Davis is on notice......I really don't want to see him starting this season or I will be very disappointed. :(

    We need a proven veteran capable of making big plays and striking fear into opposing QB when they attempt to throw down the middle!
  7. COWBOYSNUM1

    COWBOYSNUM1 Active Member

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    One who is not INJURY PRONE!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    I second that.
  9. Bledsoe4MVP

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    We can sign herring or sargent schulters for depth and rotational purposes only....but the true starter will come from the draft or in the form of Ty Law/Charles Woodson......i have a feeling it could happen! ;)
  10. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    You have been saying it for months now.
  11. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    definitely not kim herring. they wouldnt have been looking for another FS if he was capable
  12. t.o.boys81

    t.o.boys81 New Member

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    I'd rather get a FS from the draft. I prefer Coleman over Herring as well.
  13. COWBOYSNUM1

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    I hope you are right about Law or Woodson. Either one could be a mentor for Beriault. I think Beriault will end up taking over the position for years to come.
  14. Bledsoe4MVP

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    I'm usually right with a lot of my prognostications over the years.....just be patient. Law and Woodson might be looking for serious dough right now, but things will cool down soon, especially after the draft when teams draft young safeties and corners. They'll both realize they ain't getting a big payday and have to settle for much less if they want to continue their careers.

    I'm don't know if I agree with your beriult assessment, we'll just have to see what happens....right now we are trying to win it all and need veterans and playmakers!
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That is really a bold statement considering the surgery he had. I'll reserve judgement of him after I see what he can do on the field this summer.
  16. DLCassidy

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    Personally I prefer Red Snapper or Sea Bass over Herring.
  17. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    Man, as soon as you get rid of one fellow hyping Law at FS for the past two years another one springs up to take his place.

    At least there has been no mention of the "Parcells discount" yet.
  18. Bledsoe4MVP

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    If Ty Law isn't a greedy fat cat, I'm sure he would be inclined to sign in dallas to add another ring to his collection.

    And yes Parcells was the man who drafted him, so why not be reunited with him and some other former parcell players like Bledsoe?

    All boils down to Law having the desire to play safety, supposedly he has said he has no interest....but im sure he will be singing a different tune soon.
  19. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Beriault & Tyson Thomson:

    Replacements for Randal Williams and Lynn Scott.

    :rolleyes:
  20. Dallas4ever

    Dallas4ever Active Member

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    I'm with you on this.

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