Geoff Hobson (we'll only use Baghdad when we are disagreeing with him or otherwise highlighting ridiculousness) points out that the Bengals have signed Safety Chris Crocker to a four-year deal worth $10 million with $3.5 million guaranteed. At first glance, it seems like a bit much for a guy who played 8 games last year and was signed off the street but the guy was pretty much all over the place during those games and D-coordinator, Mike Zimmer has raved about him and his versatility combined with Ndukwe's. According to Zimmer, both can play either Safety position, which allows packages to be disguised and gives the defense some versatility (also from Geoff Hobson). It's even more understandable if we cut Dexter Jackson.
Plus it's nice to have a position that we 100% don't need to address. That list is as follows:
*Unless we move Andrew Whitworth to left tackle
NOTE: Quarterback and Cornerback were not put on this list because we still need a backup QB and an upgrade at CB #3.
All of this aside, as of now, we're still getting worse (No Housh, No Benson and nobody new). To be fair, there is a Derrick Ward visit scheduled for this weekend, which is a decent, small surprise, but likely an alternative to Benson if we can't sign him.