Pro Football Talk brings to our attention that Mike Brown's Bengals are reportedly bringing back former fullback Jeremi Johnson. What the PFT post correctly tells us is that Johnson appeared in 50 games for us, was injured and then released in November. What the PFT post doesn't tell us is that Johnson was unable to suit up for the Bengals last year after someone ate him and showed up to training camp claiming to play fullback for the Bengals.
On one hand, the Bengals have a huge need at fullback and might as well bring him back and see if he can return to be what many thought was a productive fullback. The Bengals certainly had at least one season of an effective running game when he was lead blocking. Maybe he actually got back in shape. On the other hand, it is always alarming to see the Bengals bring in another player that no other team picked up. Think over the years how many players we've had (with significant playing time) that were released or not re-signed that no other team was interested in. Listed below are such players. Feel free to add to the list in the comments.
Caleb Miller, Chris Henry, Tab Perry, Eric Ghiaciuc, Ron Dugans, Dede Dorsey, Anthony Schlegel, Kim Herring, Dexter Jackson, Ifeanyi Ohalete....There must be more...
An even more alarming thought: How many more of these guys are on our team?