With third round pick, WR Mohamed Sanu in the fold, the Cincinnati Bengals now have only one more draft choice left to agree to a contract. Such are the effects of the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement.
The Bengals and Sanu reached agreement on the standard four year rookie deal. While details of the contract aren't yet known, the new slotted contract system for rookies means Sanu will receive the maximum bonus of $563,252 on the four year contract.
Sanu is expected to to contend for the other starting position opposite AJ Green at wide receiver. The veterans who manned that spot in 2011, Jerome Simpson and Andre Caldwell, are both gone. That leaves Sanu, fifth rounder Marvin Jones, return man Brandon Tate and practice squad player Armon Binns fighting for the starting job. So far, Tate and Binns have been the frontrunners, but that's to be expected as they have a year's experience in Jay Gruden's system.
Sanu's signing means only DT Brandon Thompson, the team's other third round selection, remains to be signed.Tags: Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Mohamed Sanu, NFL