View Full Version : Bengals sign three picks...

07-15-2008, 07:24 AM

Bengals get three picks signed...

DT Jason Shirley (5th round)
TE Matt Sherry (6th round)
WR Mario Urrutia (7th round)

I think they really need to focus on Rivers and Sims as well, but will take this as a start. I know I will probably get beat up on this one, but I am really glad they got Shirley in. He's the guy I want to see come in with a chip on his shoulder and show what a big boy in the middle looks like. At 6'5, 340lbs, and can run ?? I really hope he's not Askew Jr. !!!

07-15-2008, 09:09 AM
He isnt like Askew because he actually has potential and talent. Couldnt really care about the other two guys. Urrutia is looking like a PS guy to me.

Shirley has the potential to put us over the hump of having crappy defenses.

07-15-2008, 09:52 AM
Urrutia is a BIG guy, but seems destined for the practice squad as well...

07-15-2008, 01:16 PM
Urrutia will probably be sent to the PS and maybe become a project as a future TE opposite Utecht. Sherry could also challenge in the future though n I wouldn't be surprised if he was also relegated to PS this season.

07-15-2008, 07:24 PM
After signing Ben, I was surprised we went with a TE at all. Considering when we had none we never did.

07-16-2008, 12:54 AM
I can rest easy now knowing they're signed.[/sarcasm]

On a serious note, nice to get the ball rolling.

07-16-2008, 06:54 AM
I like seeing it, because it will finally keep people from b*tching so much about why there has been no action, when in fact it happens this way EVERY year for the Bengals.

Yeah, the Sherry pick kind of confused me as well and irritates me even more than the Shirley pick at the time. We already had Utecht in the fold and had people that could produce behind him. I know it's a 6th round pick, but it almost seems like a waste knowing going in that he was going to be stuck on the practice squad without much thought...

07-16-2008, 07:08 AM
I have such high expectations for Utecht that I could care less about Sherry getting signed, but its good to see some signing get done anyways, at least we know the contracts are starting.

07-16-2008, 07:11 AM
I agree with the high expectations for Utecht. It will be nice to see what Carson can do with a TE that knows how to do everything. That and seeing opposing defenses actually have to plan for yet another weapon when before it really wasn't a consideration when playing the Bengals. I CAN'T WAIT !!!

07-16-2008, 01:37 PM
They BETTER not let Keith miss any camp time due to contract problems. He needs to be there every step of the way.

07-16-2008, 02:15 PM
They BETTER not let Keith miss any camp time due to contract problems. He needs to be there every step of the way.

Yeah im gonna be uber pissed if he misses any camp. MIKE PAY THE MAN WHO WILL SAVE THE DEFENSE.

07-17-2008, 07:48 AM
Rivers HAS to be the priority in regards to what he is going to bring in terms of immediate production. Sims would be a distant second, but Rivers has got to get done. The Bengals cannot afford to have him miss any time in camp...

07-18-2008, 01:18 AM
give him anything he wants. seriously.

07-21-2008, 08:24 AM
Well, it appears some other 1st rounders are getting done, so lets hope the Bengals and Rivers come to some agreement sooner rather than later. This has to be PRIORITY #1 for them going into camp !!!

07-25-2008, 07:10 AM
Well, now there's news of 3 more picks getting done with Sims, Collins, and Lynch. I'm glad to get Sims done and think with the Patriots getting Mayo done at #10, Rivers can't be far off. Here's to hoping Simpson gets in as well, but color me less concerned about him being there than Rivers.

On a side note, the Bengals released CB Blue Adams. I guess his injuries were more than the Bengals felt they could deal with. He was a special teams guy for the most part, but I for one won't miss his stupid personal foul penalties anymore !!!